Common Traits

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My father has always been a man of few words, but last week I realized we had much more in common. I kept track of a  whole day conversation between us, starting after breakfast.

“Papy, are you done eating?”

“Mmh!”

“Ok!

“You only?”

“Oh yes, forgot the other glass!”

“Ok!”

Now I started writing while he was reading.

Two hours later:

“Mmh!”

“You ok Papy?

“Sure!”

“Ok!”

Two more hours, he’s still reading, while I’m writing.

Annoyed by my errors, I said:

“Gosh!”

Are you ok?

“Sure!”

“Ok!”

An hours later:

“Hungry?”

“Yeah!”

“Salad is?”

“Good?”

“Good!”

“Some V-8?”

“Ok!”

“Ok!”

An hour later, he walks toward the glass door:

“Those iguanas!

“Wow!!!”

“Oh-Oh!

“WOW!”

Together we said:  “Over 10 of them!”

“Wow!” I answered.

“Wow! They’re eating all the plants.” (He said)

“Yap!”

“Wow!”

I resumed my writing while he’s opening the mails.   Not a spoken word between us, till about an hour later when my loudmouth daughter walked through the front doorr.

“HI PAPY! How was your day?

Papy and I quickly glanced at each other, the we both nod our head to say:

“Oops! The drum is here!”

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2 thoughts on “Common Traits

    SciFi and Scary said:
    August 20, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    That sounds lovely. Enough words to get what you need across, and enjoying the silence the rest of the time.

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