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 just don’t know what’s true, or you just don’t know anything?
Woman: No – not at all. It’s that I just don’t know. I know some things – 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 something 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 anything, or 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 you don’t 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 look confused. You look 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, or not sure of?
Man: But I was asking about you. I wanted to know your thoughts – your feelings.
Woman: I know what you wanted.
Man: And that’s why you said, ‘I don’t know’?
Woman: Exactly… I think.