Monkey Interrupts Presidential Debate at Rock Concert
Joyce usually found grocery shopping to be a chore. Sharing a cart with her good friend Tiffany on a joint shopping trip was the one exception. Having someone to talk with made the whole ordeal much more bearable--especially when they came upon ridiculous tabloid headlines while waiting in the check-out line. Joyce could only snort at them by herself, but with her friend, she had conversations that took them all the way to the car, especially since Tiff had a tendency to buy tabloids with wacky headlines.
"Look at this one," Joyce said, pulling it from the rack.
Tiff took it in her hand, that glint of amusement springing into her eye. "Talking Monkey Interrupts Presidential Debate at Rock Concert. Seriously?"
"It's not even election year, so why there would be a presidential debate..."
Tiff flipped open to the article and started to read it aloud. "On New Year's Night, an unexpected debate broke out at a charity rock concert that two rival bands played. Presidents of both bands' fan clubs encountered each other in the VIP room backstage, engaging in heated discussion over the merits of their respective bands and the failings of their opponent's. The debate was only ended when the charity's mascot, an oversized talking monkey robot, came swinging through the VIP room out of control and knocked both presidents out with its flailing robot monkey arms."
"That might be the first one I could actually believe," Joyce said after a pause.
"Well, that makes one of us," Tiff replied. She dropped the tabloid on the conveyor belt, a grin on her face. "I just can't believe that any charity would waste money on a talking robot monkey for a mascot."