“You are the best thing since sliced bread,” he said, kissing her.
“Better than television?”
He loved the small screen. It was a wonder of engineering, a groundbreaking device that had changed the world and the way we communicate. And its invention had occurred after the advent of sliced bread – they checked: bread had first been sliced in 1926. So in all honesty he could no longer say his girlfriend was the best thing since sliced bread.
“You’re the best thing since television,” he corrected, once again kissing her.
“Better than the polio vaccine?”
Well, no, obviously not. The polio vaccine was way better than she was. It had diminished the amount of suffering in the world immensely. His girlfriend, so far, had not.
“You’re the best thing since the polio vaccine then.”
“Better than the hybrid car?”
He pondered for a moment, then just said “You’re the best”, even though by now he realised she wasn’t.
Did you enjoy this story? Then why not try the 101 stories in 300 words or less in YOU’RE GETTING SLEEPY, THE HYPNOTIST’S APPRENTICE YAWNED.