Well, sorry, not sorry.
This was emailed to me and I was tickled (not literally, but, you know…).
To be fair, it does begin with a somewhat unlikely scenario:
The world expert on European wasps was strolling past a record shop.
Before the limits of plausibility are stretched yet further:
A sign caught his eye: “New Album Out Today! Wasps of the World!“
But ok. Let’s go with it.
The wasp expert went into the shop and asked to hear the album and was given headphones.
Three minutes later, he announced, “I am the world expert on European wasps and the sounds that they make and yet I recognize none of those.”
The shop assistant offered to play another track. And another. And another.
Still, the expert did not hear sounds he recognized.
It’s not going well, and you can only begin to imagine the tension growing in the record shop.
Suddenly, the shop assistant realized his mistake. “I’m really sorry,” he said…
“I was playing you the bee side.”
Like I said, sorry, not sorry.