Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Show and Tell: The TRUE Story
Tell was a rowdy word who liked to use his voice. His parents, Talk and Yell were nice folk, thought it was obvious where he got his habits. Tell liked to clearly express his opinion, loudly and without thought. "Golly!" He said one day when he walked into the store and set his eyes on Show, a cute, country word who batted her eyelashes at him. "You sure are the prettiest girl I ever saw."
Show didn't know what to say after his exclamation. She blushed. "Hello." She called. "Would you like to come over for dinner? I'm fixing roast and all the fixings." Tell said sure and that he'd be over later. He wondered why she asked him at all and how she could possibly know his favorite dinner was roast.
Well, just a few weeks went by and before anyone in Dictionary knew it, Show and Tell were hitched. For a few months the marriage was a smart one. Show cooked roast every single day and Tell proclaimed his love for Show to everyone he passed.
One day, Show sat down after washing the dishes and began to think, Tell doesn't love me. After all, he never washes the dishes, he never cleans the clothes, he never fixes dinner or changes the television channel to Word Wishes, and must know I like that. The same day Tell sat down at his job at Word Construction LLC. and thought, Show must not love me. She never says she does, she never talks about me to her friends, she never says a word when we go to bed. (don't get too excited out there people).
Both of them sat at the dinner table and stared at the roast. Then they stared at each other. Show burst into tears and Tell ran over to her. "What's wrong Show?" He asked. "Tell me please. I love you."
Show sniffed. "You don't love me, you never show it."
Tell said. "What are you talking about? I always tell you how much I love you. You don't love me! You never tell me that you love me."
At once, they both started laughing. The next morning Tell got up extra early and made Show breakfast. He cleaned the dishes afterward, and kissed her before he left for work. Show said. "I love you."
Moral of the story: Each story needs to show and tell. Apart neither is complete and together, they'll always make a happily ever after. (However, Show would like to say that you need to show more than tell because telling in simple and showing takes several attempts before the meaning is clear. (It's roast again tonight!)