"Is that Minnie's sister?" Cy the Cynic asked me before a club duplicate.
"Lotta's here visiting."
"I'm doomed," Cy said gloomily. "She plays like Minnie, only more so."
Minnie Bottoms wears old bifocals that make her mix up kings and jacks, often to her opponents' chagrin. Cy has been Minnie's chief victim.
Cy became declarer at 3NT against the sisters. Lotta Bottoms, East, played the queen on the first club, and Cy took his king and wanted at least eight more tricks. Reluctant to play for a lucky lie in both red suits, he cashed the ace of diamonds - and Minnie played the king!