With a nod to Edd and Sue B., this was fun, taking a line ..... I guess I need a jumpstart.
GINGER (20's) nervously creeps into the room where RON (20's) is sitting reading.
GINGER: I'm sorry. Here. (She tries to hand him a present)
RON: You have to stop doing this.
GINGER: I know. I will. Never again. I promise. Really.
RON: The tantrums - and then the storming out - and then you come back with -
GINGER: I know. I - had a long talk with myself. I accept responsibility for everything.
RON: I didn't mean -
GINGER: I can't go off the deep end every time you say something I don't like.
RON: No, that's okay. I'm used to you being dramatic. What I mean is -
GINGER: IT'S NOT OKAY, OKAY?
RON: GINGER -
GINGER: I'm trying to make up! Why won't you let me make-up?
RON: It's the other thing -
GINGER: LET ME MAKE UP!
RON: GINGER! You have to stop this. You know you have a problem.
GINGER: Just open it! And then I'll leave. Pleeeeease. Just open it.
RON: (Opening it with great dismay) What is it now?
GINGER: A tea cozy.
RON: Ginger, you have to get a handle on this knitting thing. I can't take any more knitted presents. The blankets, the mittens, the scarves, the booties, the hats, the socks, and now a tea cozy? No more! Promise me you'll get help. There has to be a support group for compulsive knitters.
GINGER: I know. I will. But come on, don't you like it? I have matching covers for the teaspoons.
Very nice, Claudia. With Ginger you touched on a serious problem. Not the knitting, but the constant going off the deep end. When she said, "I'm trying to make up!" she certainly got my attention. Her chronic knitting gave it lightness and heart. I fear I'm too much like Ginger, and I don't know how to knit.