"I'm heading out to do the shopping, do you want anything while I'm there?"
"What's the catch?"
"What do you mean, I'm just trying to be nice..."
"You're never "Just nice", you're gonna get back here, give me an ice-cream or something, then ask me to do some horrible and time consuming job for you. Well, I suggest that we skip the foreplay, you be straight with me for a change, and just come out and ask me."
"You can be such a self-righteous asshole you know that?! Here I am, about to do the shopping for us both, and it occurs to me that you might want a treat or something. Simple as that, no strings attached, but you have to make a big thing out of it and cast me in the role of manipulating bastard, as per usual."
"Listen I'm really sorry, I didn't mean..."
"I know what you meant, let's just forget about it okay?"
"Thanks, I'm so sorry about this."
"Forget it, no harm done. Now, what sort of ice-cream do you want?"
"Oh no don't worry about it, I'll go instead, I feel like a walk anyway! Can I get you anything?"
"Wow thanks! I'd love a couple of those little chocolate donut things if they have any."
"Sure thing, see you in a little bit!"
Created: Apr 29, 2012Quinnzite Document Media