I tried to extend my run of not talking and was able to go through Lowes, the post office, the library (real easy), and the UPS store without talking or really having to interact at all. I went to Taco Bell in an attempt to break my silence but was able to order by pointing to the combos listed on the counter. Even beverage selection was without issue as I just got an empty cup. At this point, my length of silence seemed to be limited only by how long I wanted to go without talking to my dad. I did well at first just shrugging and smiling. I don’t know if he knew what I was doing but he issued a statement I couldn’t let slide: I think the glucosamine supplements are helping Max. My response very much made up for my time of quiet.
Any vow can be broken to stop woo.