I have placed three gingerbread men on my desk. I name them Mark, Theresa and Mae. It is difficult to tell the boy from the girls. They do not move. Now they are standing, hand touching hand, in a circle. It's like a dance. No matter how they are arranged, Mark is always in the middle of Theresa and Mae. It's obvious that they like him. Theresa tries to hide it by not eating Mark's cookies. Mae is more forthright. Only Theresa's relationship with Mae is ambiguous. Perhaps it is a love triangle. That's what it looks like from directly above.

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