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Dialogue/Story

Slow Speed begins at: 1:04

Explanation begins at: 3:31

Normal Speed begins at: 17:21

Gretchen: I thought you were going out with your girlfriend tonight. What are you doing here watching TV?

Hugh: She’s mad at me.

Gretchen: Why?

Hugh: I forgot her birthday. It was last Tuesday and it completely slipped my mind. I forgot to put a reminder on my calendar. She’s moping and giving me the silent treatment.

Gretchen: What are you going to do to make up for forgetting her birthday?

Hugh: I’m just going wait it out and let it blow over. She’ll get over it.

Gretchen: Are you sure you don’t want to get her a belated birthday present?

Hugh: I’ll double up next year. I’ll get her something really special then.

Gretchen: I don’t think it works that way. She’s not going to forget that you forgot her birthday. That’s always going to be sore spot.

Hugh: It’s not like I did something really bad that I have to atone for. I forgot. What’s the big deal?

Gretchen: Okay, you know best, but if I were her . . .

Hugh: You’re not her. I apologized. Sooner or later, she’ll realize she’s blown this completely out of proportion and she owes me an apology.

Gretchen: Okay, if you say so.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Relationships + Family