06/30/2017 – Coworkers

Fred.. What did I say before I walked out here?
You were checking how thick the ice was.. But Bill.
No, no.. and I said don’t follow me because?
(sigh) Because it might break off and float away.
Right.. and I didn’t want that because?
(sigh) You didn’t want to get wet this early.
Right.. Now you just stand there and let that sink
in.. and I’m going to stare at the water for while.
But Bill..
No, no… Just stand there, quietly.