Exchange that occurred in the living room as I sat and watched Friday the 13th VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.
Me: (looks up from book as the movie nears it's end. I often read while I watch tv. It's called "multitasking". Look it up!) Ugh. This is why this movie is the worst one. River of toxic waste under New York City. Honestly.
Chris: ........that happens?
Me: What? Wait...are...are you asking me if there is a river of toxic waste that flows under New York City?
Me: (beat, flatly) No.
He's not a stupid man (I have to tell myself that in order to stave off the crippling depression of the opposite being true), but sometimes he asks me things with such...innocent sincerity, I can't even make jokes.
It would be like kicking a puppy.
October 20th, 2012