Strawberry Cake
Janet

Janet

Strawberry Cake

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“Silent Bob, what kind of cake do you want for your birthday?”

He thought for a minute.

“It’s two weeks away, I’m going to have to think about it,” he said, clearly a bit curious why Last Minute Janet is asking.

A few seconds later, LMJ asks again: “You decided?”

This kind of conversation can happen among stably married old people because they know these types of conversations are universal in one form or another and its companion stability born of long suffering adjustment and acceptance strategies form both parties that dictates whether or not anyone gets real mad.

Silent Bob tries to answer in a non-committed way. “I don’t think I want just plain chocolate.”

LMJ considers what options that leaves open.

“Remember that time I made you a banana cake,” she says, noting to herself that banana cake is not her favorite, as opposed to banana bread which is. “Do you mean banana cake or banana bread?” she quickly asks to ensure the thread and thought of the conversation is maintained, all the while relaying to  Silent Bob the appropriate urgency that if he d