JS: Do you remember the seven deadly sins?
Me: Yes, I do. I went to Catholic school. Surely we memorized them along with Baltimore Catechism #2.
JS: Of course you remember them. Tell me what they are. (She’s calling my bluff. I know them.)
(1) Avarice. That’s #1.(2) Sloth. See, I told you I remember them.
(3) Lust. (I’m beginning to slow down.)
(5) Unsportsmanlike behavior.
(6) Clumsiness. (I’m biting bits of skin off my chapped lips.)
(7) Failure to comply.
My snide companion smirks. She smiles knowingly, ever the smarty pants.
JS: You’re wrong, of course. Lust is not one of the seven deadly sins.