Dude and Dude: Communication is Crucial

“Yep, dude, it sure is.”

“What is, dude?”

“Communication.”

“What?”

Communication!

“You don’t have to yell, dude. Especially about that. It’s so, like, last century.”

“Last century?

“Yeah, dude. Nobody does this commune stuff anymore, not unless they hafta.”

“Dude …”

“We had about twenty of us in an apartment one time, ’cause we were all broke. We sure had a commune-y nation in that place. Especially when the toilet plugged and they hadta shut off the water for four days. No showers or nothin’. Pee-yew. And people used to want to do this kind of thing deliberately?

“Dude …”

“Well, did they?

“Dude, what we have here is a failure to communicate.”

“What, you can’t text me? You lose your cell phone or somethin’?”

No, dudes, that ain’t it.

“[gasp] OC!!”

What we have here is a failure to X-communicate. You should be grateful.

“You don’t mean X as in command-X, um, do you, OC?”

Control-X, du … oops …”