C, E-flat and G go to a bar. The bartender says, "Sorry, but we don't serve
minors." So E-flat leaves, while C and G have an open fifth between them.
After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and
tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.
D arrives and heads for the bathroom saying, "Excuse me, I'll just be a
second." Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this
relative of C is not a minor.
Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, "Get
out! You're the seventh minor I've found in this bar tonight!"
E-flat comes back the next night in a handsome three-piece suit and nicely
shined shoes. The bartender says, "You're looking sharp tonight. Come on
in. This could be a major development." Sure enough, E-flat takes off his
suit, and everything else. Suddenly he is a natural.
Eventually C sobers up and realizes, in horror that he's under a rest. C is
brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and
is sentenced to ten years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional