The young man had invited his fiancée to meet his parents over cocktails at the Plaza. After his family had departed, the girl wanted to know whether she had made the proper impression on them.
I’m sorry to have to tell you this, dearest, the fellow said, but while you were in the ladies’ room, my mother told me that she considered you rather uncouth.
Did you tell them that I attended Bennington and Mt. Holyoke? she asked in surprise.
Did you remind them that my family enjoys a particularly high standing in Bar Harbor?
Yes, I did.
And I hope you told them of my considerable interest in the arts.
Of course, said the young man.
Then what’s this ‘uncouth’ crap all about? she asked.