Posts Tagged ‘Thrifty’

Dialogue #10

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Three Wise Monkeys

It is a magnificent piece of furniture. Tenderly she touches the beautiful crafted wood. She wants to own this fine furniture but knows well he wouldn’t help her. She can almost hear him saying that they do not need any further furniture. But if she wants it she has to organize the transport to the fourth floor because he wouldn’t help her. Except she would pay him. And this wouldn’t be cheap. Since this is out of discussion for her she returns a third time to the thrift store. The furniture is still there. It seems to wait for her. It’s her intention to negotiate with the store manager. He is a nice gay. Attractive too. Maybe in her age. She likes self-sufficient and unobtrusive people. Presumably he would make her a good price including the transportation. But when she stands there starring at the cabinet she just keeps starring and rethinks her approach. She won’t negotiate. Because she needs his blessing. Only if he says she should buy the furniture and he will help her carrying it feels right. Anything else would be funny and wouldn’t feel right. And finally, he must also live with the furniture. And indeed, he goes with her the following Saturday to the store.

H: Mmh..

S: Sigh..

H: Nice wood..

S: The quality, it’s just.. sigh..

H: Lots of drawers..

S: You like drawers..

H: It’s big!

S: Room enough for all our laundry!

H: Mmh..

S: Well, it’s really big.

H: It is. But if you want it you can have it. And I will help you!

S: Really? You make  me so happy with this!

H: I like this furniture too.

S: You know what? I’m fine the way it is. I don’t need this cabinet. The very fact I could have had it makes me very happy.

Dialogue #9

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Three Wise Monkeys

S: I don’t like anymore our book case. I’m sick of it. And somehow it doesn’t fit here. What do you think?

H: I think it sounds like hard work. Reason enough to change anything.

S: You’re the man in the house. It’s your job to carry heavy objects.

H: In principle I don’t carry heavy objects.

S: You would do it for me.

H: What are you doing for me?

S: I always make your coffee.

H: If so I’d like some coffee.

S: Right now I’m not in the mood to make coffee.

Dialogue #7

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

S: Do you know how much it would cost to get married by a priest outside the church? It’s a fortune! So I’m considering weather we should be married in a church.

H: We have decided together not to marry in a church.

S: Yes, we did. But the way we want it is really very expensive.

H: I won’t marry in a church.

S: Basel has got some nice churches..

H: What about my right to have a say?

S: Maybe we really should rethink our decision?

H: I want to get married naked!

S: –

H: –

S: May I wear a fig leave?

Dialogue #6

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

S: I’m bubbling over with ideas. I would like to set up our bedroom. I’m thinking of a pink carpet and rust colored curtains.

H: If you get a pink carpet I want a cowhide.

S: I would like that too.

H: In that case I want bed linen printed with racing cars.

Dialogue #5

Friday, October 15th, 2010

S: Why are you looking so sad?

H: My self-made trap does not eat the monsters!

Dialogue #4

Friday, October 1st, 2010

S: We’re next!

H: You’ve said that before..

S: This time I’m serious. Really!

H: Mmh..

S: They have done it. Then I can do it too.

H: Let’s wait a week and see if you still mean it.

S: Don’t worry. Today I sent the request to the marriage registry office. Now I can not chicken out.

H: Well, this is actually a step forward.

S: And I have plans. New plans.

H: Aha..?

S: We will visit a dance class.

H: No, I don’t want!

S: And we will not learn the typical ballroom dances but (..)!

H: Are you crazy? Without me!

S: You can not just say no. Think about it first.

H: No!

S: You want me to plan our wedding. Then you should give me a chance too.

H: –

S: –

H: But first we will only visit a trial lesson..