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Diacope

Diacope (di-a’-co-pee): Repetition of a word with one or more between, usually to express deep feeling.


Rejected. I am rejected by you, rejected by the bank, and rejected by my cat Monad. What happened? I don’t know, I’ve always been rejected by you, but not like this! Your response to all my texts is some variation of “F” you. I can’t figure it out, unless borrowing your credit card was some kind of crime. I haven’t seen any police yet, so you probably saw my new lawnmower as a necessity like I did. That’s certainly no reason to blow me off until the end of time. And the bank: They won’t give me a loan to start a pot farm here in NY where it is totally legal. They cited my frequent late payment on the loan I already have. I’ve told them repeatedly that “late” isn’t never. They tell me that someday it probably will be never. Come on bank, take a risk on a blossoming entrepreneur—stop with the timely payment bullshit. Do you think Thomas Edison payed all his bills on time? Finally, there’s my cat, Monad, world champion rejector. I feed, I de-flea him, I dose him with catnip, I let him in and out of the house 50 times a day, and give him handfuls of kitty treats. He shows no gratitude for any of it. When I try to pick him up he scratches me, and he scratches the furniture too. I took him to a shrink and the shrink told me that “rejection is a normal attribute of cats-in-general.” He said Narcissus should have been a cat and if don’t like it, I should find another home for him.

Women, banks, and cats. They all have rejection power, and they’ve all rejected me. But, at least now I know my cat can’t help it. I feel pretty good about that.


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Diacope 

Diacope (di-a’-co-pee): Repetition of a word with one or more between, usually to express deep feeling.

What? Me, self-absorbed? I can’t imagine what would make you think I’m self-absorbed.

I take care of myself. I watch out for my interests. I stay in the lead. That’s called being prudent.

I think what you’re saying is stupid. Self absorbed? Me? Never!

Well-balanced? Bright? Articulate? Most important person in the world? Definite yes, yes, yes, yes.

Now, get out of here. You’re fired!

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Diacope

Diacope (di-a’-co-pee): Repetition of a word with one or more between, usually to express deep feeling.

Me crazy?

You think I’m crazy? You save your toenail clippings in Ziploc bags and hang them on a hook in your closet!

Me crazy?

What about the time you smeared mustard on the bathroom wall as an air freshener?

Me crazy?

You’re the one who’s crazy!

What do you think of that, nut case? Why don’t you put mustard on your toenails?

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Diacope

Diacope (di-a’-co-pee): Repetition of a word with one or more between, usually to express deep feeling.

Unbelievable! You threw away my Start Trek bathrobe! Unbelievable! I’ve had it since high school!  It’s a piece of history–Captain Kirk’s picture on the pocket–the Enterprise–the crew–the Klingons–the Tribbles–a visual chronicle of every major Star Trek episode!  So what if  I look like an idiot wearing it around the house all weekend? Our grandchildren think it’s cool.  It’s like you threw away the best years of my life!

Beam me up Scottie! I’m going back to the ship.

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Diacope

Diacope (di-a’-co-pee): Repetition of a word with one or more between, usually to express deep feeling.

Two lousy points! Why do we always lose? Why can’t we ever win? Two lousy points! I quit!

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