The other day, I was trying to greet and hold a casual conversation with my new nephew in law. It didn’t go well. It started out ok but deteriorated into something like this:
Me: Hey Tim, how are you?
Nephew in law: I’m great, and you?
Me: Oh, fine, fine. Just get off work?
Me: What do you do?
NIL: I work in RV manufacturing.
Me: Oh yes, that’s what she does (pointing to my niece).
NIL: (silence)(nods and smiles).
Me: I’m staying at a hotel. Bad hotel. It’s a 3. It has a pool. No maintenance. Freezer frozen. I complained. Lots of people.
NIL: (looks at me real funny)
Me: My illness is acting up. I can tell by the way I’m talking.
That’s generally what transpired. I don’t remember exactly. What I wrote makes more sense than what I actually said. This is the first time this ever happened to me.