Let me set the mood. It’s around 6 p.m. on a Tuesday and I’m getting hungry.
“Are you coming home for dinner?” I texted, carefully spelling out each word with my thumbs.
“Ya,” he texted back in a microsecond.
“What do you want to eat?”
“Okay, see you tonight.”
See what I mean?
And when it came to using actual words in a live conversation, it was more of the same. But the moment I turned on a blender, dust buster, hair dryer or hand mixer, he became a human magpie.
“Dunno,” he said.
“Should we ask Mary and Frank over for dinner?”
“Hmmmm,” he said, scratching his chin.
Clenching my teeth, I popped off the sofa and turned on the vacuum. Vroom, vroom.
Out of the corner of my eye, I sensed movement. He was gesturing wildly with his hands and his lips were moving faster than the fan belt in our car.
In a garble tone he said, “I thump ya wanna talka.” He threw his hands up in the air and yelled through the whistling of the vacuum, “Let’s goa seep a movie.”
You got to be kidding me?! I was sitting next to this man for over an hour. He mastered the one word conversation and now he has something to say?
“What did you say?” I said, turning off the Hoover.
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