Verb - It's What We Do
The server's station in a family steakhouse restaurant.
Three servers (we'll call them Mary Ellen, Melissa and Jimmy) are talking about something totally forgettable (because I can't remember what it was we were talking about) and waiting for something to do, when another server (who we'll call Crystal) slams through the saloon doors to join them.
Crystal: I got one thing to say! Nobody better mess with me today! I've only had three hours sleep, I haven't had a cigarette in three days, annnnnd I'm PMSing!Crystal did not have a cigarette.
Mary Ellen: I can't believe you've quit smoking!
Melissa: I can't believe it either!
Jimmy: I can't believe she used PMS as a verb!
[Everyone turns to look at Jimmy, like what the hell is that supposed to mean?]Mary Ellen: What's wrong with that?
Jimmy: It just sounds weird is all.
[Everyone just stands there blinking at Jimmy, so once again Jimmy has to explain himself.]Jimmy: PMS stands for Pre-Menstral Syndrome, right?
[Everybody nods in agreement. That's right, alright!]Jimmy: Well, she just said she's "Pre-Menstral Syndroming".
Jimmy: Well, for starters, I don't think "syndroming" is a word. I'll look it up in my Merriam-Webster when I get home, but I doubt I'll find it there.
Second, even if it is a word (which I don't think it is, but whatever) a syndrome is something that happens, like The China Syndrome, starring Jane Fonda. It's not something you can do.
Crystal: Sure it is! Why not?
Jimmy: You can "syndrome"? Any time you want to? OK then, show me a syndrome. Demonstrate syndroming to me right now. I wanna tell the world that I saw Crystal syndrome.
[Mary Ellen and Melissa see that Crystal is reaching critical mass and is about to explode and they make a hasty retreat through the saloon doors and back to the dining area.]Crystal: Whatever, OK?! I can say it however I want! You knew what I meant when I said it, and that's all that matters!. Didn't you hear me say nobody better mess with me today?! And here you go messing with me! God! I need a cigarette!
Her willpower was strong and she resisted temptation.
She's been tobacco-free for five days now.
You go, Miss Thing!