Picked her up from work and took her home 5 minutes away.
She does something governmenty I think.
Me: “Did you have a good day?” Her: “Yes.”
[the silence. …and, the silence…]
Me: “I got some Kleenex if you want it…”
[not “No thanks,” just “No.”]
[towards the end of the ride I managed micro level smalltalk that was cheerfully received]