“Have you found your QI yet?” Donna asked her boyfriend.
“My chee?” Ted asked. “You mean my key? I haven’t lost my key. Why do you ask?”
“No, not your chee or your key,” Donna said. “Your QI, as in Q-I.”
“Do you mean I-Q?” Ted asked. “My IQ is fine. Maybe I’m not a genius, but it’s pretty damn good.”
“No, not your IQ, your QI,” Donna said. “QI comes from Chinese philosophy and medicine. It’s your life force.”
“My life force?” Ted said. “You know, Donna, at times you can really be ostentatious.”
“Me? Ostentatious? Seriously?” Donna said. “You forever cling to your narrow way of looking at things, Ted. You need to open up your mind to alternative, new age perspectives. I wish you’d show more enthusiasm for some of my philosophical beliefs. Can’t you at least try to be just a little more exuberant?”
“New age perspectives?” Ted said. “Last month you were into ouija boards. Two weeks ago you were all about astrology. Now it’s Chinese philosophy. Maybe I’d show more exuberance if you joined the rest of us here on planet Earth.”
Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (QI), Word of the Day Challenge (ostentatious), The Daily Spur (forever), Your Daily Word Prompt (cling), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (exuberant).