the scene: doc’s waiting room. me reading the independent (because it was there). enter man of about 65. ‘learning difficulties’ evident. also evident - my expert knowledge of politically correct terminology.
man: are you intelligent?
me: i can be. intelligent on some subjects, not so much on others.
man: you’re reading an intelligent paper. that’s an intelligent paper. you are an intelligent woman.
me: well then, maybe more so once i finish reading.
man: i don’t like intelligent women. they can work out your weaknesses.