December 17, 2015
She tries to ration her words every day. Her mother permits her to use only five. Now, see, because she's a good daughter, and this is how she believes someone could be considered "good," she follows all of her mother's orders. Five words a day? No problem. As long as she essentially respects the rule, she's good. Do not leave your room. Do not smile. Basically "do not do what makes you happy" is the gist of the orders. The five words she says in a day? It's always these: "Mother, Mother! I hate you." The extra Mother! is important.