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This week's theme is SMILE (laugh, grin, giggle, guffaw, etc).
Here's mine from No Body by Nancy Pickard (p. 2):
"It has happened, Faye, I said in mournful tones. "I knew it would someday. Leave a man alone in a room with tax forms for too many years, and eventually he cracks up. A man can take a lot, you know, prisoners of war have proved it time and again...torture, deprivation, loneliness. But the tax forms of the United States government are beyond the capacity of a sane man to behold and withstand, and every time our representatives, in their wisdom, 'improve' and 'shorten' the damn things, accountants all over the country get that much closer to the precipice that Marv here has obviously just plunged over."
"Coffee, Marvin?" Faye inquired with false and humorous sympathy. "Aspirin?"
"Whiskey?" I suggested more usefully.
His grin grew even more gleeful, and he rubbed his hands together as if he were rolling dice. I began to wonder if my normally sane and sober accountant was adding with all his numbers.