By Tom Golden
Man: What do you mean you don’t know?
Woman: I just don’t know.
Man: You always say that!
Woman: Well, it’s true!
Man: What’s true?
Woman: I don’t know. I really don’t know.
Man: Wait a second. You mean you don’t know what’s true, or what are you saying?
Woman: No not at all. It’s that I don’t know. I know somethings but I just don’t know about this.
Man: What don’t you know about it?
Woman: I told you. I just don’t know!!
Man: Okay, I’m sorry let’s forget it.
Woman: Forget what? That’s just like you.
Man: What do you mean?
Woman: You are always ready to dismiss me.
Man: That’s not true.
Woman: Well, you just did!!
Man: Why do you say that? Just because I said`forget it’?
Woman: Yes, that’s right. You always do that.
Man: I don’t always do that.
Woman: Oh, yes you do.
Man: But I don’t always do anything!
Man: No, it’s true. I said `forget it’ because I didn’t want to have an argument.
Woman: I’ve had it! I can’t even tell you I don’t know, without you getting disgusted and then cutting me off.
Man: What do you want me to do?
Man: That can’t be true. Tell me just tell me what to do when you say, `I don’t know’.
Woman: Nothing. Don’t say anything.
Man: You mean that I shouldn’t answer you at all?
Woman: Yes, that is exactly what I mean.
Man: I’ve never done that in my entire life.
Woman: Done what?
Man: I have never said nothing when someone told me that they didn’t know something’.
Woman: What do you say?
Man: Well, sometimes I say `What don’t you know, or how come you don’t know, or why don’t you know?’ Many times I say, `What do you mean you don’t know?’
Woman: And what do they usually say?
Man: I don’t know.
Woman: Don’t be cute.
Man: No you know what I mean. They usually say, I don’t know.
Woman: Is that so bad?
Woman: But you looked confused. You looked bewildered.
Man: Well, it’s just that I’m not sure how to continue after someone says `I don’t know’. If I don’t answer them, then what do I do?
Man: Just be silent not say a word?
Woman: Yes. Then forget it and go on to something else.
Man: But earlier I said forget it, and you jumped down my throat.
Woman: I know, but that was because I was angry at you.
Man: For what?? Why were you so angry?
Woman: I was angry because you wanted me to talk about something I didn’t know about. Do you know how difficult it is to talk about something you know nothing about?
Man: But I was asking about you. I wanted to know your thoughts your feelings.
Woman: I know what you wanted, but I don’t know me!
Man: And that’s why you said `I don’t know’?
Woman: Exactly…I think. Fine