Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A Talk I Just Had With A Woman
"I'm really sorry. It normally works pretty well."
"It's okay. I'm in no rush."
"But you were so impressed when I whipped it out. I'm sorry to disappoint you."
"Oh, you're not. I'm actually enjoying this. I want to see you make this work."
"Or watch me flail helplessly."
"Oh, no, I have confidence in you."
"I appreciate that. I promise, this was working just fine earlier."
"So you've been using it a lot, have you? Maybe it's worn out."
"Oh, no, that's not it! I mean, I've used it, but not too much. Just enough to know it works."
"Well, it looks cool. I actually am impressed. I'm sure the problem is me."
"Oh, no, you're fine. Really. My thingy here is just acting up."
"Um, well, we could do something else, I guess."
"Oh, no, just give me a second. I'll get it working again."
"If you say so."
"I promise it'll work. And I really appreciate your patience with this."
"I understand. It happens."
"Yeah, let me just fiddle with it...Oh yeah, see, it's working now."
"Wow. When it works, it's really something."
"Yeah, it's great. It makes everybody happy."
"Um, are you done now?"
"Oh, sure, all finished."
"So, could I have my card back now?"
"Of course. Did you want a receipt for that charge?"
"No, thanks. I'm just glad you take credit cards now."
"Okay, then. Here you go. And I'll have your drink up in just a minute."