“Where are you going?” Jerry asked Olivia.
“I’m sick of you two disagreeing over everything and anything,” Olivia said. “It’s a shame that the two of you can never see eye to eye on any matter. We’re on the precipice of a global catastrophe and you two idiots are arguing over whether Slipknot is heavy metal or hard rock.”
“Sheesh, Olivia,” Gary said, “Don’t get your bowels in such an uproar. We’re not arguing, we’re just engaging in some friendly, playful banter.”
“You know, Gary,” Olivia said, if you and your twin brother went through the same level of thoughtful machinations on important matters, you might get some respect, but the things you argue about are inconsequential.”
“Slipknot is not inconsequential, Olivia. It may just be the best heavy metal band ever,” Jerry said.
“No, Olivia is right,” Gary said. “We should be discussing something consequential, like climate change.”
Jerry laughed. “Climate change is a hoax made up by a bunch of environmental tree-huggers.”
Gary said, “The real hoax here is Slipknot billing itself as a heavy metal band.”
Olivia stood up, turned around, and walked out of the room, muttering to herself, “I tried. I really tried.”
Written for Greg’s Five Word Weekly Challenge. The words are shame, global, slipknot, machination, and banter. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.