The Elderberries by Corey Pandolph and Phil Frank and Joe Troise for August 19, 2022
The Professor: Dusty? Dusty: I'm down here in mah private dump, Perfessor. I'm plum depressed about mah investments in oil, Perfessor! I paid a high price fer the four barrels I own, dagnabit! Professor: Hold on, cowboy! Here's the price you paid for each barrel. Here's what they're each worth today. Dusty: What's THIS column? Professor: That would be your profit on the sale of each barrel. Dusty: Profit? Don't believe I've ever seen that word in relation to mah investments before.