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Talking Dictionary833. A Picture's Worth 1,000 Kudos


833. Jordan proudly used his wife's photo as his phone's homescreen. Whenever he turned on his phone while an acquaintance was nearby, Jordan was always asked, "Who's that?" He always replied, "That's my wife!" The onlooker never said a word, not even a grunt. Just awkward silence. Exasperated, Jordan finally replaced the photo with one of a young Kathleen Turner. Subsequently, whenever he turned on his phone near an acquaintance, he or she always exclaimed, "That's your wife?! She's so beautiful! You're so lucky!" Jordan was very proud of his new wife. One day his old wife saw the new photo. She asked, "Who's that?" He said, "I was tired of people saying absolutely nothing when I showed them your real photo. Their silence was insulting—to you and to me." She said, "I hear you." She showed him her phone's homescreen. It was a photo of a young William Hurt. 4.7


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