I Don’t Know…

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!

Woman: Sure        

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?    

Woman: Nothing. 

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?  

Man:  No.   

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?

Woman: Nothing!

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



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