Thursday, February 09, 2006

Oh no, you go first -- I insist!

Evonne and I, in a fit of mutual politeness, started talking like a pair of cartoon critters we remembered from childhood. We could remember their voices, mannerisms, even a couple of the cartoon plotlines, but not their names. Argh! All we knew was that they looked a bit like Chip 'n Dale, and in cheerful, prim little androgynous voices they took polite deferrence and ceremonial buttkissing to new heights.

"Here, you go first."
"Oh no, I couldn't possibly. You go first."
"Are you quite sure?"
"Yes, absolutely."
"Why thank you."
"Oh, you're ever so welcome."

I love the internet. With a brief and focused Googling I tracked down and identified Mac and Tosh, the Goofy Gophers.