Ginger: And then he woke up and there were coffee grounds in a place he didn’t want coffee grounds.
Ruby: In his shoes?
Ginger: …yes. How did you know?
Ruby: Because you have told me that story before.
Ginger: It just makes the coffee grounds smell like shoes…
Ruby: Ginger, what’s wrong with your microwave? It isn’t doing anything.
Ginger: Did you open the door?
Ginger: Did you close the door?
Ginger: Did you push the buttons for one minute?
Ginger: Did you push start?
Ruby: Ginger, I’m not an idiot. I know how to operate a microwave.
Ginger: …did you push start?
Ruby: Yes. I pushed start. And nothing is happening.
Ginger: Did you do the sacred dance to honor the ghost of Faraday?
Ruby: Excuse me?
Ginger: Michael Faraday invented the Faraday cage in 1836. Every microwave has a Faraday cage in it.
Ruby: …I meant I don’t know the sacred dance steps. I know who Faraday was.
Ginger: Oh. You start by—
Ruby: Ginger, let me just stop you there. I’m not doing a made-up dance you will improvise here in your kitchen just to amuse you. I think your microwave is broken.
Ginger: No, it’s not broken. And I’m insulted that you think I’d just improvise a dance you would need to perform for my own entertainment. Let me show you the first step. You just start by –
Ruby: Ginger, I have known you for a long time. You are not going to get me to perform some ridiculous dance. I’m not going to do it.
Ginger: Look, will you stop? I’m just trying to show you the first step! It’s really simple, you just—
Ruby: Just admit your microwave is broken.
Ginger: It’s not broken. The first step is—
Ruby: I’m not doing it! Whatever it is, it’s not happening, Ginger. Are we clear?
Ginger: THE FIRST STEP IS YOU HAVE TO PLUG IN THE MICROWAVE.
Ruby: …why was your microwave unplugged in the first place?
Ginger: If I don’t, then it’s really hard to clean spilled coffee pooling underneath it.
Ruby: Oh. So, that’s the first step in the sacred dance?
Ginger: Yes. Would you like to learn the second step?
Ruby: I’m not sure.
Ginger: It’s more of a rule, in general.
Ruby: Okay, fine. What is it?
Ginger: Don’t put metal in the science oven.
Ruby: I already knew that step.
Ginger: Just making sure. The plug really baffled you for a while.
Ruby: Thank you for that.
Ginger: I do what I can.