A guy is taking his girlfriend to prom. He waits in the ticket line for a really long time but gets them. He goes to rent a limo. The rental line is really long but he eventually does it. He goes to buy her flowers. The line at the florist is really long but eventually he gets the flowers. At prom, she asks him to go get punch. He goes to the refreshment table and there’s no punchline.
It’s Perdita (PER-di-ta), named for a character in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, meaning “lost” in Latin. I found her, a scraggly kitten, one night after a show outside The Old Globe theatre in San Diego. I had been performing Shakespeare, so I thought she should have a Shakespearean name….