As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.
Resuming the journey, Millie tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Millie.
“What in bag?” asked the old woman.
Millie looked down at the brown bag and said, “Its a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband.”
The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two.
Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, “Good trade.”