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Archive for February 18th, 2008

Conversation, last week: 

“Hi, it’s me.  Just wanted to let you know that a huge chunk fell out of our tree and knocked the power lines down.  We have no electricity.” 

“Did you call the City?” 

“Yes but with all the ice it’s going to take a while for them to get here.  I’m just calling to let you know because you might not be able to get into the neighborhood tonight.” 

“So we have no power?” 

“None.” 

“Well, call your dad and ask him if he can come in and build a fire in the woodburner for you.” 

(pause)

(snort of derision) (mine)

“I think I’m perfectly capable of building my own fire, thank you very much.” 

“Oops.  Sorry.  Forgot who I was talking to there for a moment.” 

– Mox

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