Good Comebacks

Good comebacks never occur to you until after the moment as passed. As I was biking down a quiet side street, I couldn’t help wondering why there was an old man walking in the bike lane on the opposite side of the street. I think he noticed me looking, because as I passed, he said snidely, “Forgot your helmet?” I replied somewhat lamely “I don’t have one.” Five seconds later, when my chance had passed, it occurred to me that what I should have said instead was “Couldn’t find the sidewalk?”

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