Iffy is holding a compact fluorescent bulb in one hand and a fluorescent tube in the other, showing them to Mimi.
He says: I just replaced all of our fluorescent light bulbs and tubes with LEDs.
Mimi says: Why?
Closeup of Iffy is holding an LED bulb, staring at it intently, mesmerized by its beauty.
He says: Because these babies cost less to operate and they can last up to 17 years. They may outlive me.
Later, Mimi is sitting in her living room chair, reading her phone. Iffy is walking by.
She says: But, Iffy, there’s a new laser bulb coming out soon. They last twice as long as the LED’s, and cost half as much!
Iffy, fuming, says: What??!
Mimi and Iffy are face to face.
Mimi grins and says: Just kidding.
Iffy frowns and says: Oh, that was cruel, Mimi.
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