“No, we don’t need to,” Ed claimed.
“Yes, we do,” Edna countered.
“Read the invitation,” argued Ed, ever the literalist. “It says Please RSVP by Nov 1 if you can attend. Since we’re not attending we don’t need to respond.”
“You’re wrong.” Edna held her ground.
They continued the silly debate throughout the evening and into breakfast the following morning. The issue took on a life of its own, threatening to ruin their entire day.
Finally, they agreed there was only one way to settle the dispute once and for all.
“Let’s just go to the darn party,” Ed said.