I awoke this morning from exhausting dreams with the phrase "butter and egg man" in my head. In my half-conscious delerium, I struggled to figure out where I had heard this phrase and what it means. A punchline from an old comedy? A Red Skelton movie? A Gong Show contestant?
I raised my head from the pillow and asked Melissa, "Who's the butter and egg man?"
"YOU are, baby", she replied.
Satisfied with this, I went back to sleep.
("Butter and Egg Man" was a play written by George S. Kaufman in the '20s. I've never seen it.)