Can You Keep the Dog When I'm Away?
"Hey, how are you?"
"Doing well, how are you?"
"I have some news and a question for you!"
"Go ahead, I'm all ears."
"So I decided I'm going to get a dog for my birthday. If I can't have a child, then at least I can get a dog."
"Great! You've had dogs growing up. I understand. Where will you look for one?"
"I actually went looking today. To the pound! I saw the cutest little dog, a Chihuahua. It came to me immediately. I want to get it."
"You should! Does your apartment allow dogs?"
"They do. But here's the thing. I'm leaving in a few days to go to Germany for three weeks for my training. Can you keep the dog when I'm gone?"
"What?! Are you kidding? Absolutely not!"
Really? Are you serious? Why not?"
"Are you seriously asking me this? Let me explain. I do not have a dog. I have never had a dog. I do not want a dog. Therefore, no, I will not keep your dog when you are away. Ask someone else!"
"I can't believe you're so mean!"
"I guess I am. Ask one of your other friends who have dogs. They may be able to help you."
"I can't believe you! I can't believe you won't take care of my dog when I'm away!"
"Better believe it."
"You’re such a meanie."
"OK, I think we're done, bye."