The Short List


“I’m unplugging from technology,” declared Irwin.

Grace winced. “What brought that on?”

“I got dumped via text. Can you believe it? Text,” spat Irwin.

“Mandy dumped you and you think technology’s to blame?”

Irwin fumed. “A dump text is the coward’s way out.”

“Welcome to the twenty-first century. Relationships are digital,” explained Grace.

“Not mine. Not any more.”

“So how do you think you’re gonna meet someone?” asked Grace.

“In the real world,” declared Irwin.

“That shrinks the world of possibilities quite a bit,” said Grace.

“I thought of that. It doesn’t make that much of a difference. It’s not as though I’m gonna find the love of my life in some place like South America.”

“Why not?”

“First of all, I don’t speak Spanish or Portuguese,” said Irwin.

“You have to consider things like age, education, interests, political opinions.”

“Not to mention mutual attraction,” added Irwin.

“From what I see, the list is really shrinking,” said Grace.

Irwin thought for a second. “You’re right. Say, you wouldn’t want to go out with me sometime, would you?”

Grace laughed. “Not a chance. I’m not desperate, I’m bilingual.”


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