My law school buddy Don called yesterday to see how my new and interesting legal problems were going. As usual, the conversation devolved into slanderous commentary.
Don: You know, you having all of this free time nowadays is worrisome to those of us that know you best.
Me: How so?
Don: Well, Grandmother used to say that idle hands are the devil's workplace. We are all waiting for you to do something stupid.
Me: Actually, idle hands are the devil's tools. An idle mind is the devil's workplace.
Don: So, that would mean that you have a "two-fer" going for you.
Me: I guess so. Yes.
Don: This is hardly reassuring.
Me: Don't you have anything better to do than to pester me?
Don: Not at present, no.
Me: Well, I do. I'm going to use these idle hands in the service of a round of golf.
Don: Even you can't get in to too much trouble out there. I will be able to sleep tonight. Bye.