brief contest entry with dialogue
|“I don’t agree with you! I was adamant about my opinion. Jeff listened and then said, “That’s fine! But next time, I get to make the decision.”
I left the room because there was no talking to Jeff once he made up his mind. He was that way in high school. Jeff and were friends through college. I was his girlfriend but years later, after we both married other people, we went own ways. That was until about ten years later, our spouses died and we got back together again.
Now and then we have had dinner together and for awhile it looked like we might get back together. But, increasingly, we discovered that we didn’t have much in common. We grew apart. This was sad because for a long time, we felt happy and comfortable together.
We graduated from the same college and both of us went into banking. Jeff worked for First National and I worked for City Bank. Jeff became bank manager and I continued on as a teller. Life was good for both of us and as I mentioned, we got together now and then for dinner.
I guess our parting of the ways began one night several weeks ago when Jeff said, “That’s fine! But, I need to follow through and make my own decisions.”
So, I backed away and let him make his choices, even though I didn’t agree with him. It came to ahead one cold, February night. He dropped by around seven that night. Jeff said that he wanted to do something specific that night and I didn’t agree with him.
After thinking it over, I decided that I would give in. I said, “O.K. Jeff. I’ll go along with you! Instead of ordering grilled cheese sandwiches, let’s order a mushroom pizza!”