Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Power of Suggestion
I'll text him from the grocery store and ask, as I stand before the bulk section, does he like dates. Yep, he'll reply, so I'll buy a bag of them. At home I'll mention how I think dates look like cockroaches. He'll laugh but eat them in his lunch for days. Then, one day some of them will come back in his lunch bag, untouched. Eating dried apricots weeks later, avoiding the dates in the cupboard, he will laugh and admit that he doesn't like dates. But you said that you did, I'll reply with consternation. Laughing harder, he'll say that now he can't stop thinking of cockroaches.