Dramatic Irony

September 16, 2008, 10:53 am; posted by
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Every Monday night, I join some friends from work at a British pub for a written trivia quiz. Our performance has been slightly above-average: an admirable result, as the questions often focus on obscure African geography and the duration of the Peloponnesian War. We’re good, but we’re not always 460 BC good.

Amidst the quiz, there are three “beer questions” — yell out the answer first and win whatever you’re drinking. Since what I’m always drinking comes with free refills anyway, my interest is less fevered than those who shell out $5 a pint; in fact, I’d never even bothered to answer before.

Until last night’s first beer question: “What organization’s official publication is The War Cry?”

A second of silence, then my voice, alone in the pub: “The Salvation Army!”

And that’s how a teetotaling organization won a teetotaling man a free beer.


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