Inexplicably Explicable

In this excerpt from So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish ©1985, Arthur Dent and his girlfriend Fenchurch have learned to fly, and use their new-found ability to have sex on the wing of a passing passenger jet:

Mrs. E. Kapelson of Boston, Massachusetts, was an elderly lady; indeed, she felt her life was nearly at an end. She had seen a lot of it, been puzzled by some but, she was a little uneasy to feel at this late stage, bored by too much. It had all been very pleasant, but perhaps a little too explicable, a little too routine.

With a sigh she flipped up the little plastic window shade and looked over the wing.

At first she thought she ought to call the stewardess, but then she thought, no, damn it, definitely not, this was for her, and her alone.

By the time her two inexplicable people finally slipped back off the wing and tumbled into the slipstream she had cheered up an awful lot.

She was mostly immensely relieved to think that virtually everything that anybody had ever told her was wrong.

If you are not familiar with Douglas Adams’ books, a trip to the library is in order.

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