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The Elevator and the Pants

by Tom Pescatore


standing in the elevator. There were

three of us there. I was standing in the right

corner back against the fold


we were all wearing pants.


After we passed the second floor the

two other people huddled close. whispering

but I could hear them.


"See he has pants on," one said. we all had pants on.

"do you see?" one said. "Yes." the other said.


Their backs were turned to me. I looked

down at my pants. 'I am wearing pants,' I thought.


The elevator doors would not open. How many

floors had gone down. 'They're wearing pants, too." I thought.