The Visiting Distinguished, or Do Your Own Weeping

Because you are the Visiting Distinguished, and because our whole city is celebrating your illustrious Treatise On Weeping, I am giving a party in your honor and discussing with you some prominent instances of weeping I myself have observed in men’s rooms, offices, train stations, etc. My other guests are waiting to join the discussion; let them wait.

But suddenly a giddy girl invades our conversation and says to you “But Sir, don’t you think we should just get together, you know, and do our own weeping? I mean, I loved your Treatise, it was so exhaustive and insightful and all, but wouldn’t you like to come with me to the bedroom so we can see how it would be to weep together?”