Arlene and her husband were watching a tiny house show on HGTV when she said, “Abe, we should sell this house and build a tiny house.”
“A tiny house?” Abe said. “You’re joking, right?”
“No, I’m serious,” Arlene said. “It’s just the two of us now that the kids are grown and out of the house. Why do we need to live in a four bedroom, three bathroom house?”
Abe got a smirk on his face. “Why? I’ll tell you why, Arlene. Tiny houses are too small. Do you really think I want to be cooped up with you in a very tight and extremely compact place day in and day out? It’s not practical.”
“It wouldn’t be so bad,” Arlene said.
“Oh no?” Abe countered. “As it is, you refuse to share a bathroom with me. Tiny houses have just one bathroom. Be honest, Arlene, you’d only use the same bathroom as me if you were under duress.
“I think it’s something we should pursue Abe,” Arlene said. “We could sell this house for a whole lot more than it would cost to build a tiny house. Plus, it’s mobile. We could travel all around the county and have our house with us wherever we are.”
“We’re not turtles, Arlene,” Abe said. “We don’t need to go around with our home on our backs. And we have a Toyota Prius. We’d have to buy a big honking truck to tow that thing around. Are you going to drive a truck with a house trailing behind it, because I’m not.”
“Fine,” Arlene said, “you win. We won’t do a tiny house.” Then she looked at the TV and said, “Oh look, ‘Caribbean Life’ is on. You know Abe, maybe we should sell our house and buy a place in the….”
Abe grabbed the remote out of Arlene’s hand and switched channels. “Oh look,” he said, “a rerun of ‘Law and Order: SVU’ for us to watch.”
Written for Ragtag Daily Prompt (smirk), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (compact), Word of the Day Challenge (duress), and Daily Addictions (pursue).