“How did that make you feel?” Sue asked as they left the theater.
“I liked it,” Hal responded.
“I asked you how it made you feel,” she said, “not if you liked it.”
“What do you want me to say?” he asked. “It was good, entertaining, informative. I liked it.”
Exasperated, Sue pressed. “Did it make you feel sad? Happy? Good? Bad? Angry?”
“Sheesh,” Hal responded. “I liked it. I enjoyed it. The acting was good. The storyline was entertaining. It was two hours well spent.”
“Do you even have feelings? Emotions? Do you know what it means to feel anything?”
“Of course I have feeling and emotions,” Hal said. “I feel that I liked the goddam movie. Okay?”
“You are totally devoid of emotions,” Sue blurted out.”
“That’s not true,” Hal said defensively. “I feel very deeply. It’s just that deep down, I’m a very shallow person.”
Written for today’s one-word daily prompt, “shallow.”