Distracted by the wrong thing
Category: The Book of Numbers (all the titles had a number in them). Clue: Solzhynitsyn's book desribing an inmate's 24 hours.
"A Day in the Life of Ivan Desinovich," says the first guy. Alex starts to say no and he corrects himself to "Denisovich." But Alex still says no.
Number 2 rings in. "A Day in the Life of Denis ... Denisonovich?" she can't figure how to end it. And Aex says no.
Third one rings in. "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," he says confidentely, figuring (probably) that the first one had taken too long.
But they'd all forgotten the category. It's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
Argh. That would be a killer.