“You don’t have to do this,” you said.
I said, “But if I don’t do it, who will?”
“It’s not a requirement,” you said.
“Hmmph,” I replied.
“It doesn’t matter to anyone but you,” you said.
[Nothing] I said.
“Oh, so now you’re not talking to me?” you said.
[That’s right] I didn’t say.
“You know I hate the fuckin’ silent treatment,” you said.
[Yup] I didn’t say [oh, and how] and looked away.
“And now you’re not even going to look at me,” you said.
[That’s right] I didn’t say while not looking.
“What the hell? Why are you shutting down?”
[We’re sorry, the number you’ve dialed is busy. For a 50 cent charge we’ll notify you when the number is free]
“Talk to me!”
[We’re sorry, the number you’ve dialed is no longer in service. Please check the number and dial again…
Crank call, cranky call, your number’s up, fuck it all.