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tartle (verb; Scottish) To hesitate in recognizing a person or thing.

“Good morning, Courtney,” said Aaron cheerfully as he arrived at the office.

“I’m sorry,” Courtney replied. “And you are…?”

An uncomfortable silence ensued. Wiping a tear from his cheek, Aaron retreated to his desk, head down and spirit crushed. Am I really so forgettable? he wondered. Clearly, my life is meaningless. He drew a pistol from his desk drawer, chambered a round, and slowly brought the muzzle up to his temple.

“Don’t worry, buddy,” said Skooch, patting him reassuringly on the shoulder. “I’m sure she just tartled.”



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