Ruby: Ginger, you look confused. Or under-caffeinated.
Ginger: I can always go for coffee.
Ruby: Are you also confused?
Ginger: A little.
Ruby: What has confused you?
Ginger: I always thought I knew what adages were.
Ruby: Proverbs, adages and old sayings passed down from generations – you’re not a stranger.
Ginger: I know what they are. I know their words and their meanings.
Ruby: Are you challenging me to quiz you?
Ginger: Not really…I’m asking you to confirm what I believe to be a truth.
Ginger: I received an email from a coworker today that concluded with “Patience is a virtual LOL.”
Ginger: I just need to confirm that it wasn’t correct.
Ruby: It’s not the…traditional saying…
Ginger: I couldn’t bring myself to correct it.
Ruby: Well, it could be deep if you don’t try to correct it.
Ruby: I mean, Ginger, they do say a broken clock is frightened twice a day.
Ginger: Well, yeah, but…what did you say?
Ruby: It’s fine, Ginger. You don’t need to correct it. It’s not entirely wrong.
Ginger: Except that it is entirely wrong!
Ruby: Are you sure?
Ruby: You need to let it go. It’s just water under the grids.
Ginger: …please don’t do that to me.
Ruby: Do what?
Ginger: Don’t start making adjustments to sayings that have worked for generations.
Ruby: Why not? Language is fluid. It changes constantly, with each new generation, words’ meanings shift ever so slightly.
Ginger: Well, we need to nip that in the butt.
Ginger: Wait, you can alter the words, but I can’t?
Ruby: It’s more fun when I aggravate you.
Ginger: You don’t need to tell me. You’re just singing to the preacher.
Ruby: That’s not even—
Ginger: And we both know a bird in the hand usually has a gang in the bushes waiting to steal your wallet.
Ruby: Now you’re just trying to be obnoxious.
Ginger: And you’re just being a pot calling a kettle and asking it to black out the neighborhood so you three can have an excuse to light candles.
Ruby: You have so many issues.
Ginger: Just remember you started this.
Ruby: …let’s just get you coffee.
Ruby: …that was your plan all along, wasn’t it?
Ginger: Only when you didn’t side with me.
Ruby: Lesson learned.