Thursday, August 23, 2018

A World in Which Everyone is Named Fred

“Morning, Fred.”

“Morning to you, Fred.”

“Lovely day, isn’t it, Fred?”

“Sure is, Fred.  Say, have you seen Fred lately?”

“No, but I did bump into his wife.”

“What’s her name again?”


“That’s right.  Got a busy day at the office ahead, Fred?”

“Oh god, yes!  I have a meeting with Fred first thing. Then I’ve got a client meeting with Fred and Sons. Old man Fred is such a bastard!”

“I've heard. Y’know, I know one of the sons and he's very nice. Name’s Fred.”

“Say, Fred, how about you and I get together with Fred and Fred soon and play some golf at Fred’s Hollow."

“Sound great, but shouldn’t we also invite Fred?  He loves golf as much as Fred.”

“Nah, he’ll hold us up.  His short game is even worse than Fred’s.”

“Hey, Fred, look who’s coming! And who’s that with him?”

“Hiya, Fred! Greetings, Fred!" 

“Hello, Fred! Who’s your friend?”

“Oh, this is a professor of mine from St. Frederick's College, Fred. We’ve stayed friendly, Fred, and he’s visiting for a couple of days.”

“Hi, Professor! I'm Fred and this is Fred. Didn't catch your name."

"My name?"



"Oh! Nice to meet you, Moonglow.”

"I'm pleased to meet you too, Moonglow."

"Moonglow and I are going to visit another former student of his, name of Fred, and we're late. Sorry, Fred and Fred, no time to chat."

“Okay, see you, Fred. Moonglow.”

“Bye, Fred.  So long, Moonglow."

“Say, Fred? Wonder how Fred’s professor got a name like Moonglow.”

“I’m not sure, Fred, but I can guess.”


“He must have been born in the 60’s”


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