Tuesday, March 11, 2008

*shifty eyes*

It seems to me that the phrase "I'll be in touch" is inherently sinister.

"Now, remember, you have three days to come up with the money. I'll be in touch."

"Don't make a false move, or your wife gets it. I'll be in touch."

"Try to be inconspicuous, mmkay? I'll be in touch."

"I'll show you being in touch." (Bam! Smack! Other fighting noises that remind me of Batman!)

Also, there's something about a cell phone. Someone speaking into one, that is. Someone leaning casually against the wall, or strolling around the sidewalk or a public building, talking on werf's cell phone.

"Are you sure?"

"I can sort of see it that way, but..."

"No, I'm afraid I have to stand by what I said before. That's quite convincing, though."

"Hmm... no, that doesn't quite cut it either."

"All right. I'll be in touch."

And somehow, the better dressed they are, the more ominous the situation seems. This conversation, on a cell phone, said by a girl with a high-pitched voice that has a tendency to break into giggles and a fashion sense that allows her out of the house wearing Uggs and bug-eyed sunglasses is probably her being coy with a guy she likes. However, if you exchange that girl for one that has a lower, steady voice, and is wearing sensible shoes and a professional shirt/skirt ensemble or something, then I might be worried.

Hmm. This could be fun. I should try writing a short story.

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