The perils of being a David Sedaris fan

Scene–On the rooftop deck with my girlfriend, enjoying the warm, winter afternoon
Me: Why don’t I go get “Naked” and read you another essay

Girlfriend: Uh…ok sure.

Me: What?

GF: You want to get naked and read me an essay?

Me: Yes! What’s wrong with that?

(Pause)

GF: (shakes head) I mean, whatever you wanna do, but ok.

(Longer pause)

Lesson learned: Clarify when asking your girlfriend if she’d like you to get (the collection of essays titled) “Naked” and listen to you read an essay

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