An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house and after 
eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen. The two 
elderly gentlemen were talking, and one said, "Last night we went out 
to a new restaurant, and it was really great. I would recommend it very

The other man said, "What's the name of the restaurant?"
The first man knits his brow in obvious concentration, and finally says
to his companion, "Aahh, what is the name of that red flower you give 
to someone you love?"

His friend replies, "A carnation?"
"No. No. The other one," the man says.
His friend offers another suggestion, "A poppy?"

"Nahhhh," growls the man, "You know the one that is red and has thorns."
His friend says, "Do you mean a rose?"
"Yes, yes - that's the one. Thank you!" the first man says.

Then he turns toward the kitchen and yells, "Rose, what's the name of 
that restaurant we went to last night?


[Contributed by Peter]