A conversation between a mother, a father, two teenagers, a little boy, and a neighbor.
“Boys! Stop yelling. I mean it. Be quiet you will disturb the neighbors.” – Mother
Mother closes the windows.
“Nate, what are you doing? Why are you closing the window? It is ninety degrees in here. Are you nuts?” – Father
“I’m embarrassed. I don’t want the neighbors to hear the boys fighting. I would rather sweat, than have the whole world hear my kids screaming at each other.” – Mother
“That’s ridiculous. No one can hear the boys fighting.” – Father
Knock on the door. Mother looks at father. Mother looks out the window and sees neighbor at the door.
“Oh my God. See, I told you!” – Mother whispers to father.
Mother opens the door
“Um, hello. We are so sorry about the noise. You know how it is, with three boys. Things get loud sometimes. It has been very hot and we are all a bit grumpy. I hope you understand. We will try to be much more quiet. Don’t you worry.” – Mother
“Oh. Thanks for letting me know, but I only came over to tell you I am going to remove a wasp nest from the backyard. You may want to bring the dog inside, so she won’t get stung. By the way, we have air conditioning. We don’t hear a thing.” – Neighbor
“Oh. I see. Thank you for letting us know.” – Mother
Mother closes front door.
“It sure is hot in here. I think I will open the windows.” – Mother
Mother opens windows. Father opens mouth to say something.
“Don’t you dare.” – Mother