The Porcupines Remain Safe For Another Day

"Look! I'm wearing new underwear," the Palinode said, unzipping and pulling down his pants just before he ran out the door to go to work.

"They look comfortable," I said.

"They are."

"As though you'd ever buy uncomfortable underwear."

"Ooh, they're so scratchy," he said, scratching his leg for effect.

"The package would read 'hand-stitched porcupine quills for your testicular discomfort!'"

"'Quill tips to keep you on your toes all day!'"

"'24-hour discomfort!'"

"Yeah, somehow I don't think there'd be a whole lot of naked porcupines around."

"Nope."