There was a construction worker.
He was standing on a catwalk.
We was talking to a flight attendant.
He was telling her a story.
He was telling her a story about the Ooze.
He had been under the Ooze.
He was telling her about a mermaid.
He had seen a mermaid.
Have you ever seen a mermaid?
There was a tattoo on the construction worker’s arm.
Was it on his left arm or on his right arm?
Do you have a tattoo?
“I have never seen a mermaid”, said the flight attendant, “but I have seen fairies many times.”
The construction worker paused. He did not say anything.
“Did you get the tattoo after you saw the mermaid?” said the woman.