The Bald Soprano
Mrs. Martin: "He was tying his shoelace which had come undone."
Mr. Martin, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Smith: "Fantastic!"
Mr. Smith: "If someone else had told me this, I'd not believe it." (189-191)
Mr. Martin: "One sees things even more extraordinary everyday, when one walks around. For instance, today on the Underground I myself saw a man, quietly sitting on a seat, reading his newspaper."
Mrs. Smith: "What a character!" (192-193)
Mrs. Smith: "We were arguing because my husband said that each time the doorbell rings there is always someone there."
Mr. Martin: "It is plausible."
Mrs. Smith: "And I was saying that each time the doorbell rings there is never anyone there. […] it has been proved, not by theoretical demonstrations, but by facts." (248-250)