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The receptionist squeezed the last bite of pepperoni pizza between her lips. She looked up when the office door swooshed open. Recognized him instantly.
“Chuckles!” She covered her mouth with her hand. “Come in.”
The man looked down at his chest. “Am I wearing a name tag? How did you know?”
She tapped her nose. Then, thinking it might be politically incorrect, lowered her hand. “Just a guess. You’re the only appointment at noon.”
Chuckles smiled without using a muscle.
The receptionist waved him into the next room where Mr. Marshall stood behind his desk. “Hey, I like the gig with the pie on your head.”
“Thanks. It’s a family tradition. We always wear it today.”
“Right. Because today is -”
“Monday.” Chuckles beamed.
“Oh.” Marshall, taken aback. “But it’s Tuesday. It falls on a Tuesday this, um, year.”
“Boy, I must look like a fool.”
“Wellllll, last one a you clowns squirted me with his custard-filled rose, so -”
In one swift move, Chuckles pulled the pie off his head and hurled it into Mr. Marshall’s face. SPLAT!
“Banana cream? You’re hired!”
Your mission: As always, enjoy the story and determine what today’s tale has to do with today’s date. We’ll return with the solution on Thursday. If you can’t wait for next week’s mystery, catch up on a previous Mystery of the Week.