My friend has a girlfriend – she lives in another State. I assumed that refers to geography rather than a mindset. He told me that he called her and they talked for two hours. He called the next day and she reported that she is running out of minutes so she cannot talk again until the first of the month. I didn’t say anything, just nodded acknowledgement. He came by today and spoke in his metaphorical manner, telling the following story.
He called her – the following is the gist of the conversation:
Friend, “Hello, I am just calling to hear your voice”.
Girlfriend, “Well I am so happy you called”.
Friend, “Okay, I don’t want to use all of your minutes so I am going to let you go”.
Girlfriend, “It was so nice of you to call. Please call again.”
Friend, “Good bye”.
He called again:
Friend, “I figured it out. Our last conversation took less than fifteen seconds. I can make for calls for a minute. I can call you twenty times a day and only cost you five minutes on your phone. We can do that every day each month.”
Girlfriend, “Well, I get four hundred minutes a month so you could call seventy-nine times a day.
Last Sunday they met in Arizona to go to the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs football game. My friend is a Chiefs fan. They were losing. There was a fourth and seven and the coach decided to go for it.
My friend turned to his girlfriend and said, “seventy-nine”.
What did he mean?