Brian invited his mother over for dinner. During the course of the meal, Brian's mother couldn't help but notice how beautiful Brian's roommate Jennifer was. Brian's mom had long been suspicious of a relationship between Brian and Jennifer, and this had only made her more curious.
Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Brian and Jennifer than met the eye.
Reading his mom's thoughts, Brian volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking mother, but I assure you Jennifer and I are just roommates".
About a week later, Jennifer came to Brian saying, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the beautiful silver ladle. You don't suppose she took it, do you"?
Brian said, "well , I doubt it, but I'll send her an e-mail just to be sure". So he sat down and wrote.
I'm not saying you 'did' take the gravy ladle from the house, and I'm not saying you 'did not' take the gravy ladle...but the fact remains that our silver gravy ladle has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.
Just checking...Love, Brian
Several days later, Brian received an e-mail back from his mother that read:
I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Jennifer and I'm not saying that you 'do not' sleep with Jennifer, but the fact remains that if Jennifer is sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the gravy ladle by now.
Just checking...Love, Mom