Sunday, July 11, 2010

Marriage 201, Lecture 324: A life of loud desperation

SH: These mosquito bites are itching.

Me: Do you want some calamine lotion?

SH: I don't know. Maybe.* Do we have any?

Me: I think so.

SH: Where?

Me: Somewhere in that bin [under the bathroom sink where I keep all the medical supplies].

SH: [silence]

Me: [silence]

SH: I'm not going to rummage through that.

Me: Why not?

SH: I don't know what it looks like.

Me: It's in a bottle. It's pink. It says "calamine lotion" on it.

SH: If you're not going to get it for me, I'll just whine instead.

* "Maybe" is as close as SH gets to "yes" on this sort of question.

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