Ginger: Well that explains a lot.
Ginger: My give-a-darn is broken.
Ruby: Your what?
Ginger: You know that thing that makes you care about other people’s problems or work or whether or not you fed the dog this morning?
Ruby: Um. Sure?
Ginger: Well, mine broke. A few days ago, actually, but I only properly diagnosed it.
Ruby: So, what’s the next step?
Ginger: What do you mean?
Ruby: Aren’t you going to fix it?
Ginger: I’d like to care, but…meh.
Ginger: Yeah, it’s a side effect of the give-a-darn being broken. I don’t give a darn that it broke.
Ruby: Oh, I get it…
Ginger: Figured you might.
Ruby: So how long has this been broken?
Ginger: Since Monday, I guess.
Ruby: What happened on Monday?
Ginger: I was unable to get to my work because I was so busy fixing problems and answering questions for nearly everyone else in my office. And when I looked at my inbox filled with my work…it snapped.
Ruby: But you didn’t snap, right? I don’t remember anything on the news …
Ginger: No, I didn’t snap. My give-a-darn snapped. And then yesterday, I thought it would repair itself – it didn’t – and I decided I’m done being me in the office. It’s someone else’s turn to be the answer queen.
Ruby: Answer Queen? Is that typed on your business card?
Ginger: You know – “Help me, I can’t get the columns in Excel to sort themselves right” and “Email that person with this form” and “Why can’t I find this account in our system” and “Billing needs to know if this payment sorted itself out” and “I can’t find my bottom with both hands.”
Ruby: Weren’t you just telling me about training others to be obnoxious?
Ginger: If other people would just take the initiative, half of the questions thrown at me would be answered on their own. Now, I just don’t care. And with my give-a-darn being broken, someone else has to step up.
Ruby: And if they don’t?
Ginger: I don’t give a darn.
Ruby: I bet I can think of something you give a darn about.
Ginger: Bet you can’t.
Ruby: Fly accidentally took your phone with him to the hospital.
Ginger: He can answer the texts as he sees fit.
Ruby: You left your phone on the coffee table and he picked it up in his hurry to go.
Ginger: When my mother calls, he can answer about your Thanksgiving plans then.
Ruby: Firefly is going to be aired in a marathon on the SyFy Channel Thanksgiving Day.
Ruby: You give a darn?
Ginger: Yes – seriously?
Ruby: I’m sorry. No.
Ginger: You’re very mean.
Ruby: But you give a darn.
Ginger: It’s impossible to not give a darn about Firefly.
Ruby: True. You can buy Mal’s official browncoat for $359.
Ruby: True this time. And before you get to put it in your online cart, you have to answer 10 questions related to Firefly-Serenity to prove you’re a real Browncoat.
Ginger: What’s the website???
Ruby: See? Your give-a-darn is all fixed!
Ginger: WEBSITE, WOMAN!!
Ruby: It’s on the computer already – let go of my shirt!!