Yesterday, E.S. and I went to Baltimore to visit David and his boyfriend. At one point during the visit, David and I were discussing how much better things would be if we ran the world. E.S. said, “I don’t think that would be a good idea.”
I asked him what he could possibly mean.
“I don’t see any problem with David’s running the world,” he said. “Just you. You’re too punitive and vengeful.”
I fixed him with a gimlet eye and said, “Just you wait. You’ll find out how punitive and vengeful I can be.”
Then, head held high, I turned on my heel and tried to walk through a closed screen door.