TITLE: Conversation Redux
Preface: The length of my showers depend on how good the idea is.
Sometime later or earlier: The waitress, came up to me, asked me how things were.
I said: “Just fine!”
She said: “Good! Grab me if you need anything.”
I replied: “How about dinner?” I startled her. Amongst all the propositions, this one threw her for a loop.
She said: Nothing.
Persistence: “Did I scare you?”
Counter Persistence: “No, no not all.” People cheered for Oregon on the television Screens. “I just, I um, I don’t do smokers.”
Defense: “Occasionally, that’s all.
Her belief: She didn’t.
Justification: “Even if I were a legitimate smoker, we all got our demons.”
Her belief: Questionable.
Persistence: “Some are bigger for others.”
Counter Persistence: “Yours are not?”
Wit: “On contrary, quite small.”
Counter Wit: “Doubt it.”
Bartender/Manager called out for ‘Yesmin’
I responded: “I swear to it. Demons can take over somebody. You haven’t been taken over?”
She responded: “No.”
Reflex: “Lucky!” Counter-Reflex: “Self-Control.” I said: Nothing.
Her intrigue: “You haven’t been taken over?”
Revitalized: “I told you already, my demons are small.”
Wisdom: “Small in large numbers is dangerous.
Counter Wisdom: “My demons are not that smart.”