A true story in one scene.
The laundry room in the basement of my building, 10:49 p.m. last night.
Gray-haired woman who often reads in the room late at night, without doing laundry (she has never spoken to me before) and me.
Gray-haired woman [reading the Washington Post's free newspaper Express]: Is the Pope still here?
Me [taking laundry out of washer]: No, he went home.
GHW: That's what I thought. This paper says, 'City readies for pope's visit.'"
Me: It must be an old paper.
GHW: Oh. It says April 13.
Me [putting laundry into dryer] That was more than two weeks ago.