Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for May 09, 2004
Manny: I love your hair! It's so thick and curly. Eve: Thanks. I used to hate it, but I've accepted it now. Manny: Why'd you hate it? It's beautiful! So bushy and kinky and frizzy - Eve: Stop! Bushy, kinky, and frizzy are evil words, guaranteed to hurl me into a full-blown hissy fit! Manny: Huh? Eve: Never utter them in my presence again. The word "curly" is the only acceptable adjective. Manny: Man... You Merriwether woomen are sooo sensitive about your hair... Eve: You're right. And you're not sensitive about anything. Manny: Well... Eve: Look, Manny, some things are sacred. For me, it's my hair. For you, it's your itty bitty, tiny, miniscule, teensie-weensie, microscopic, little... Manny: Don't go there, Eve!! Eve: ...Bald spot. Manny: Point taken. Eve: I knew we'd reach an understanding.