I ran across Ms Rabbit - that young, suburban Bunny matron-on the beach-at the Jersey Shore.
I noticed -after a while - her pelt was a silvery grey -instead of the usual splotchy rabbit brown, and I commented politely.
" I like your ummm...new fur-style . It's quite.....regal !"
Ms Rabbit beamed. " It's called "Royal Platinum".
She simpered flirtatiously - an unnerving sight. " I'm sure all my Alpha Male Choices will approve !"
I'm sure you're something of an expert on Alpha Males, I thought---but decided it might be wiser to keep that thought to myself.
"One of our neighbors said she saw you going into the beauty parlor the other day", I said.
"The place had kind of a funny name...what the heck was it ??"
Ms Rabbit began to tremble with agitation.
"It will come to me ", I soothed.
"So: what else have you been up to lately ?"
" IT'S A LIE ! ", she screamed. " IT'S A VICIOUS LIE !!!"
" I DID NOT GET A BIKINI WAX !!!
I stared at her, uncomprehendingly.
Car wax , surf board wax , moustache wax ---okay---but what in heck is a "bikini wax" ?
I shrugged and waved goodbye : having decided it might not be wise to ask Ms Rabbit any further questions about what was quite possibly a sore topic.