I understand you’re thankful for my help,

that you appreciate all my advice,

which you’ve always questioned and ignored,

always the same, because you know better.

Once in a while, I was saying to you,

someone volunteers the information

that, as much as they’re entitled from you,

you shouldn’t expect reciprocation,

and since you do have something to offer,

you will be regularly reminded

to acknowledge your secondary place.

I’d just told you that, when you dropped your pearl.

So, no thanks on the forty minute call.