The LadleHeather invited her mother over for dinner. During the meal, her mother couldn't help noticing how beautiful Heather's roommate
She had long been suspicious of Heather's sexuality and this only made her more curious.
Over the course of the evening, while watching the two women interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Heather
and the roommate than met the eye. Reading her mom's thoughts, Heather volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, but really, Suzy and I are just roommates."
About a week later, Suzy came to Heather and said, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the beautiful
silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose she took it, do you?"
Heather said, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll write to her about it just to be sure." So she sat down and wrote: "Dear Mum, I'm not
saying you 'did' take a gravy ladle from my house, and I'm not saying you 'did not' take a gravy ladle. But the fact remains that
one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner."
Several days later, Heather received a letter from her mother which read: "Dear Heather, I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep
with Suzy, and I'm not saying that you 'do not' sleep with Suzy. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her own bed, she
would have found the gravy ladle by now. Love - Mum"