to 4 Weeks
In a classroom,
two boys are sitting next to each other during a lecture / note-taking
The first boy, named Lew,
is sitting up with a pen and notebook but not taking notes.
He looks over at the second
boy, Chadwick, who is slouched in his chair, tired and not taking notes.
He then looks straight ahead,
then back at Chadwick.
He bursts out in a whisper
Chadwick looks over at Lew
Lew loudly whispers, "Wouldn't
it be funny if..." He stops and looks around. He continues, "...if
I was like dying of cancer and I only had two to four weeks to live?"
Lew stops talking and look's directly in Chadwick's eyes with a half-smile
on his face.
Chadwick, kind of out of
it, looks over at Lew, looks back at the front of the classroom, half-smiling,
says "yeah", and looks back up front. Chadwick is kind of weirded-out
but expects this sort of thing from Lew. Lew is normally saying weird
things, but never this extreme.
It is no joke, though, as
Lew dies two to four weeks later.
It is funny, just as Chadwick
agreed it would be.