Me, answering a question distractedly: That’s just, um—
Rilla, shocked: That’s just dumb?
Me: No, just ‘UM.’ I was thinking and trailed off.
Rilla: That makes more sense. If you had really said ‘that’s just dumb,’ I would have thought you had a bad sickness.
Sometimes It’s Hard to Tell
It Must Be the Colorful Hats
Sometimes I miss the obvious
This Could Go on Forever
Um, yes, I think I can manage that