(Scene: Fenceline, muggy evening, Mr. ABF greets new neighbor and one of her three kids.)
Mr. ABF: "I'm [Mr. ABF] by the way . . . "
Neighbor: "Oh, I remember! You're [Mr. ABF] and Tash, and your daughter is Bella, and your dog . . . your dog is . . . . Maddy?
Mr. ABF: ???!!!!?????
Neighbor: "No wait, Max. Max and Buddy. Isn't that funny, I combined them!"
Mr. ABF walked over where I was lovingly grilling our salmon dinner and recounted this by beginning, "So I just had a weird encounter." And we both wound up laughing so hard there were tears. Our collective sense of humor has indeed twisted.