Story by the guy at the keyboard.
Merv was standing behind the bar, washing the glasses and refreshing the spittoons when the door opened and a man walked in an ordered a beer. Merv didn’t take any notice at first but when he looked up at the man he saw a reflection of himself.
“Um, er, Mick?” asked Merv thinking it was his identical twin brother Mick from Mick’s Auto Mechanics and Florist Shop.
“No, I’m Mack, your other identical twin brother” said the man, um, er, I mean Mack.
“But doesn’t that make us identical triplets?” enquired Merv intelligently for a change.
“But wait there’s more. There are five of us, me, you, Mick, Mike and Mark. All identical twins” said Mack.
“But that makes us…”
“No, identical twins. The author can’t spell that word so we won’t mention it, okay?”
“Um, er, suppose, okay I guess. What’s brought you here Mack?”
“I went to see my doctor, Doctor Doctor and I said to her, doctor doctor give me the news I gotta bad case of lovin you but she told me that I have Stupiditis and that it runs in the family”
“Stupiditis!!” double exclamation marks remarks Merv.
“But wait there’s more. It also affects our identical twins” counters Mack.
“You mean our qu…”
“Don’t mention that word, the author can’t spell it plus he wants an extra set of steak knifes hence the double mention of but wait there’s more”
“Stupiditis” say Merv “I don’t get it”
“Exactly” replies Mack. “It’s a disease that is so subtle that you don’t get it till it’s too late. Like what did you do this morning?”
“Dunno, got up, had a shower, got dressed, ogled granny, scratched my nuts, washed glasses and replaced the spittoons” says Merv feeling quite bewildered.
“Yes, that’s because that is what you do every day. When was Gordon here last?” presses Mack.
“Stupiditis” says Mack. “Lets test it out with a few of the patrons. Hey Foodge, what did you do yesterday?”
“Smoked lots of cigarettes, drank heaps of booze, represented a fine defaulter in court, told the Prime Minister to stick his head up his arse, usual sort of thing why do you ask?” replies Foodge.
“No reason” says Mack. “See Merv, what do really remember about yesterday?”
“Dunno, I fink I got outta bed, came down here to the bar and later went back to bed”
“Stupiditis, big time” says the twins.