"Im sure you thought so."
"Oh, dont get all passive-aggressive. I get enough of that from Barry."
"Ill see you at the house."
"Fine, be that way," she says, disgusted. "Good-bye."
I wait her out.
"Are you still there?" she finally says.
"No." I hang up and imagine her slamming her phone down while the expletives fly in a machine-gun spray from her lips.
Excerpted from This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. Copyright © 2009 by Jonathan Tropper. Excerpted by permission of Dutton. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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