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Gretchen stood bewildered at what had just transpired. Her trance of confusion was soon broken when she heard a rustle and then knock on the door.
“Who is it?” Gretchen immediately and automatically sneaked out.
“Midas who?” she replied with a smile.
The door opened, “Midas well let me in!”
Gretchen, relieved of her worry, now focused on the state of her husband standing there panting and sweating.
“Where on earth have you been!?” she asked both as question and an exclamation.
“Well it’s a funny story,” Midas began.
“Funny!?” again both as a question and exclamation. “Do you know how worried I was and the dinner, it’s ruined, it’s too cold to eat now!”
“You’ll be glad once you hear how I save us some money.”
“How’s that?” she asked less exclamatory.
“Well, I just missed the bus and wound up chasing it all the way home.”
“I saved us $6.00!” he laughed.
“You idiot, if you chased after a taxi you could have saved us 20!”
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