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.
I Have Told This Story Before
Fairies Don’t Sneeze
The Ancient Greeks in Thirteen Words
Oh, is that all?