How I know Hawaii must be awesome

Prodigious use of the word “only” in two recent conversations, that’s how.

Conversation #1:

“Do you have any plans for summer?”
“My family is going to Hawaii next week.”
“Wow! You must be excited. How long are you going for?”
“Oh, only 10 days.”
“Only 10 days?!”
“Well…” [trails off]

Conversation #2:

“You must be happy that the semester is almost over.”
“Yeah, and I’m leaving for Hawaii on Friday!”
“Cool! How long are you going for?”
“Oh, only 6 nights.”
“Only 6 nights?!”
“Well…” [trails off]

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