SAVE YOUR WORDS
Mrs. C is a woman of few words. She will not communicate if something should be apparent.
“Why should I waste my words.”
For instance, tonight after dinner I remarked about some Girl Scout cookies we had, “Lemonade” that we both really like. I need a snack with my evening coffee, and these cookies were high on my list.
“There are only three Lemonades left, I’m having two, but I’m waring you, if you don’t take the last one, it will be toast later on tonight!”
Later tonight it was time to go downstairs and turn out the front light. The front light is left on every night until 11:00 when it is my job to go downstairs and turn it off. “Why” you ask, don’t we just turn the light off when we first go upstairs? (which we do early to watch TV)”
Anyway, as I was going downstairs, I said,
“Last chance on the Lemonade cookie, if you don’t want it, it is mine.”
I turned out the light and went for the cookie. It had already been consumed.
When I returned upstairs, I lied to Mrs. C,
“I decided not to eat the last cookie, it’s yours if you want it tomorrow.”
“You’ve got nothing to say?”
“I know you ate it, it was gone!”
“So why didn’t you tell me when I asked if you wanted it?”
“I knew you would figure it out, why should I waste the words.”
“You do know, you are not charged by the word. It’s not as if when you are born you are only allowed a certain number of words and then you die. There is no reason to save your words!”
“I hate you!”
“You’re a jerk!”
“You just wasted three words; I know I’m a jerk!”