Bridge Stuff — The Humor Part
While kibitzing a husband and wife pair of my acquaintance, he led a 9 of hearts
(middle of the hand, first lead of that suit).
She thought about it for a while but ultimately misdefended.
Since it was the end of the round with enough time free for a lecture, he proceeded
tell her in detail what she did wrong.
At the end of the lecture, she turned to me and said
"Would you have gotten that?"
I cleared my throat and strained not to answer directly, saying "I do have a question."
She nodded, so I added, "Was your partner's lead of a nine just a practical lead
or some sort of convention?"
"Convention," she replied in a shot.
"Oh," I added, "which one?"
Now she had to think about the full import of the answer.
After a moment's thought, she leaned across the table and murmured to her husband,
"He's on your side."
Laughter all around.
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