Ruby: Good morning, this is Ruby.
Ginger: Why did you answer your cell phone like that?
Ruby: Because I’m working from home today, Ginger. Why are you calling me?
Ginger: Do you not want me to call you?
Ruby: Usually, you’ve emailed me three or four times by now. I don’t see any emails…
Ginger: I’m working from home, too.
Ginger: It’s really boring.
Ruby: Yes, Ginger. It is very quiet when you work at home.
Ginger: No, I mean, like, really boring. I finished all my work already. Now I’m looking for things to do that normally, I leave to other people.
Ruby: Well, Ginger, when you’re working from home, you’re free from all the distractions at the office.
Ginger: And I leave myself open to all the distractions I keep at home. I currently have a movie playing on Netflix, a TV show playing on Hulu, my internet radio playing and I’m still not distracted enough to be able to focus on work.
Ruby: …is that why you’re calling me?
Ginger: Yes. Well, that and my sister wants to know what I’m bringing to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow night.
Ruby: Did you offer to bring potato chips?
Ginger: I don’t think you understood the question.
Ruby: It seemed pretty straightforward…
Ginger: Let’s try this again and this time, I’ll remove the confusing words for you.
Ruby: Yeah, okay. Because, clearly, I’m the one who is confused.
Ginger: What are you baking and bringing to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow that I can claim I helped you bake?
Ginger: You’ve been coming to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner for years now. And you always bake something tasty.
Ruby: That’s a very nice compliment.
Ginger: So, my sister asked what I’m bringing to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and I will say “Ruby, Fly and the delicious………..” That’s a fill-in-the-blank, Rubes. You get to fill it in.
Ruby: Someday, you might actually have to bring something on your own.
Ginger: Nonsense. That is total crazy talk and I’ll blame it on the fact you’re also working from home today. Now, seriously, fill in that blank so my sister can get a text back today.
Ruby: I’m currently baking a zucchini bread, a banana bread and a cinnamon-apple twist bread thing.
Ginger: Awesome. Thanks, Ruby!
Ginger: Have a great day at work today. I have to get back to work now.
Ruby: I look forward to the ensuing emails.