What a fool I am.

Ask me something else, Sybil,” he said. “That’s a fine bathing suit you have on. If there’s one thing I like, it’s a blue bathing suit.”

Sybil stared at him, then looked down at her protruding stomach. “This is a yellow,” she said. “This is a yellow.”

“It is? Come a little closer.” Sybil took a stepforward. “You’re absolutely right. What a fool I am.”

–JD Salinger, A Perfect Day for Bananafish

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