A co-worker asks, “Whose the guy? The black guy-- with the freckly face. . . with Brad Pitt’s wife’s head.”
Three people instantaneously shout “Morgan Freeman!”
That had to be the one of the vaguest descriptions of Morgan Freeman ever, yet three people knew exactly what she was talking about.
Vague descriptions work better at home, where everyone knows each other better and vague references make more sense. Like when my husband tells me one day, “Who’da thought she’d be the first to go? The old girl with the ‘hide the salami’? She was the second youngest.”
Me: Estelle Geddes died?
Once I asked about a book I read in which bodies were switched and a poisoned character ate charcoal. Within minutes more than one person chimed in with Anubis Gates.
There’s a game in there some where. The most undescriptive and vague question answered by the most people-- perhaps.