Threewordsaday Prompt #0002 from December 2012 is a tricky one… pearl, calendar and telephone…
A crossed wires compliment
“You’re a pearl with a heart of gold!” he said,
when he made his next telephone call.
“So you’re saying I stink like smelly shellfish,
with a heart as cold as stone!” and not waiting to hear
another word, she slammed down the telephone.
He took the calendar from the wall and crossed off their next date.
How can a well-meant compliment make a woman so irate!