Front Porch Conversations



“Did you say something?”


“Did you hear that?”

“Hear what?”


“Did I hear what?”

“Did you hear that noise?”

“What noise?”

“That noise, just a few seconds ago. Sounded like a cat being strangled. I figured you said something.”


“Well, you do sometimes sound like a cat being strangled. Especially when, you know, you’ve been…exercising.”

“Is that what you call it?”


“I do not sound like a cat being strangled, thank you very much.”

“You can’t hear it like I hear it.”

“What do you mean?”

“Well, with it being you making the noise, your skull is vibrating along with it in such a way that you hear it differently than I do. It’s like when you hear your own voice on a recording, and it sounds different.”

“Oh really.”

“Yes, really. I’ll record you making your strangled cat noise sometime, and you can listen to it and you will agree that it sounds like a cat being strangled.”

“I do not make any strangled cat noises!”

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