I overheard one side of a telephone conversation last night that was made up of only the following phrases: “What’s the good word?” , “Sounds good chief.” , “Dude.”, “Alright boss.”, and “Later.”
So……what does it all mean? I can’t even imagine what conversation would constitute using only those phrases. Oh wait, I can totally imagine that conversation.
Guy on phone: What’s the good word?
Me: Well, I’m rather fond of the word “whimsy”, I think that’s a good word.
Guy on the phone: Sounds good, chief.
Me: Yes….yes it does. Also, I really like you calling me “chief” I think it really reflects my importance in this imaginary conversation.
Guy on the phone: Dude.
Me: You’re right. You’re right. I need to be more humble. I can’t tell me how much your candor means to me. Only a true friend could cut to the heart of the matter with only the word “dude”. You sir, are a master of language. And a gentleman. And you look good in a suit.
Guy on the phone: Alright boss.
Me: See? There you go inflating my ego again. How can a girl remain humble when you insist on lavishing her with terms of grandeur?
Guy on the phone: Later.
Me: Yes, let’s continue this conversation at a later time. I *do* so enjoy our talks.
At least, I’m pretty sure the conversation would go something like that.