Mothers Are Like That
Starsky invited his mother over for dinner. During the meal, his mother couldn't help noticing how handsome Starsky's roommate was. She had long been suspicious of Starsky's sexuality and this only made her more curious. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two men interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Starsky and the roommate than met the eye. Reading his mom's thoughts, Starsky volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Hutch and I are just roommates."
About a week later, Hutch came to Starsky and said, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose she took it, do you?"
Starsky said, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll write her a letter just to be sure."
So he sat down and wrote:
I'm not saying you 'did' take a gravy ladle from my house, and I'm not saying you 'did not' take a gravy ladle. But the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner."
Several days later, Starsky received a letter from his mother which
I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Hutch, and I'm not saying
that you 'don't' sleep with Hutch. But the fact remains that if he was sleeping in his own
bed, he would have found the gravy ladle by now.