Another Heart to Heart


Try a little harder this time, Elaine said to her husband, Mirsky.

I’m not sure that I can try any harder, he said.

Well I’m sure, she said.

How can you be sure for me?

Because I know you. I know when you’re trying your hardest and when you’re not.

You should be more understanding, Mirsky said.

I am being understanding, Elaine said.

Understanding yes, Mirsky said, but I mean more understanding.

I’m at max understanding in this situation, Elaine said.

Elaine, I know you and I know when you’re at max understanding and when you’re not, and I know that you’re not. You should try harder to understand.

Well if you tried harder than perhaps I would be more understanding.

See what I mean? You just admitted that you have room for more understanding.

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