Ginger: Why is there a MONDAY?
Ruby: Because if it wasn’t here, you’d complain about Tuesday.
Ginger: Tuesday can be defeated. Monday is undeniably awful and horrid and merciless.
Ruby: Tuesday can only be defeated because you manage – somehow – to get through Monday. Remember, Ginger, whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Ginger: But I don’t want to be stronger! I want to be lazy and relaxed and comfortable!
Ruby: And yet you continue to get up and be stronger each Monday by rising to the challenge as it presents itself.
Ginger: Well, yeah, if I didn’t, it tends to block my view. I wasn’t raised in a house full of bajillions of siblings only to allow a day to block my view now.
Ruby: You don’t have bajillions of siblings. I’ve met your siblings.
Ginger: Not all of them.
Ruby: Yes, all of them.
Ginger: …you only met the biological siblings. Each one of us brought home multiple strays. You couldn’t possibly have met all of those siblings.
Ruby: As one of those “stray siblings” myself, I’m going to allow you to use that term.
Ginger: Thank you.
Ruby: And, more to the point, you’re right. I have not met all the strays. I understand there were many more before I was unofficially adopted by your parents and there have been many since.
Ginger: …honestly, I don’t know if I know all of my stray siblings…
Ruby: Well, at least there’s Thanksgiving, where you can meet them all under one roof again.
Ginger: Yes, there is that to look forward to. Plus, you and Fly will be there to meet all of the other stray siblings, too!
Ruby: Ginger…I told you…we won’t be at your parents’ Thanksgiving this year. We’re going to Fly’s parents’ house.
Ginger: Are you seriously throwing that whole “now that you’re married, you get to start your own traditions” thing in my face??
Ruby: Only if you stare it down. I had planned a bucket-balanced-on-the-door scenario, which meant I was dousing you in it. But, now you’ve gone and ruined that surprise.
Ginger: Wait – I like surprises! Don’t tell me which door it is! I’ll go try them all!!
Ruby: …did you know you’re more gullible on Mondays?
Ginger: ……….WHY IS THERE A MONDAY?!