- REBECCA: Guess where I went after tea? To the cinema. I saw a film.
DEVLIN: Oh? What?
REBECCA: A comedy.
DEVLIN: Uh-huh? Was it funny? Did you laugh?
REBECCA: Other people laughed. Other members of the audience. It was funny.
DEVLIN: But you didn't laugh?
REBECCA: Other people did. It was a comedy. There was a girl...you know...and a man. They were having lunch in a smart New York restaurant. He made her smile.
REBECCA: Well...he told her jokes.
DEVLIN: Oh, I see.
REBECCA: And then in the next scene he took her on an expedition to the desert, in a caravan. She'd never lived in a desert before, you see. She had to learn how to do it.
DEVLIN: Sounds very funny.
--from Ashes to Ashes
by Harold Pinter, Nobel laureate