Nikispeak – Shakespearian dilemma
The morning, Niki was in our master bathroom getting decked up by Sharmila for her Indian dance performance slated for later in the morning. I happened to swing by to go to the closet and on my way jumped on to the weighing scales to check my weight. As I got off the scales and proceeded towards the closet, the following conversation ensued…
Niki: “So what did the scales say?”
Me: “164.2 pounds”
Niki: “Is that good or bad?”
Me (in an attempt to brush her off): “There is nothing good or bad. Only thinking makes it so”.
Niki (promptly): “Got it. You just don’t want to admit that it is bad” 🙂
After I had my laugh, I asked her seriously “Do you know who said those words – there is nothing good or bad m’lord… only thinking makes it so?”
Niki: “Albert Einstein?”
Me: “Get out! Somebody much earlier than that”
Me (barely suppressing my laughter): “No. Later”
Niki: “American Indians?”
Me: “Where are you coming up with these guesses from? His first name was William and he was born in England”
Niki: “I know. Prince William!”
Finally, I gave up and said “No. It was William Shakespeare”.
“Totally uninteresting dude”, she retorted!!