The Egg and I are indeed on an airplane, he’s headed back to Small California College, I’m off to see family and a friend I’ve known for almost forever. In the row behind us are three college aged persons, two women, one man. They are total strangers, they first met today when they sat down. OMG.
The Egg and I are working a crossword together (if you can help with 26 down, shot that misses badly, six letters, starts with M, we would be forever in your debt), but the rapid fire conversation between the two young women behind us is, like, soooo distracting. They’ve covered roommates, RAs, drinking, final exams, how to dress for lecture, moms, and the super smart, hot guys on the hockey team. Oh, and which girls looked like they’ve had plastic surgery.
58 down: Vodka in a blue bottle. I suggest we ask the trio behind us, I’m pretty sure they know. The Egg snorts (and he knows the answer anyway).
As far as I can tell, they aren’t breathing between sentences. I start writing notes in the margins of the crossword. The Egg is amused, there are moments when the tears are just streaming down my face.
“I am awful at physics, why do we do this physics stuff?” They do like genes, but not jeans (or shorts).
“The RA like knows we are drinking.” “And that third warning they call your parents, and like what are they going to say? You got caught drinking?”
“I just study so hard I give myself a migraine.” I wonder if it’s not a hangover.
Now the Egg isn’t sure if they are talking about fake IDs or fake people. “Good thing I worked retail, because I understand accents.” Diversity?
“….chill….literally…Oh my God…I don’t even.” Me either.
The Egg’s eyebrows go up. Someone used a word with five syllables.
Dear Lord, we are on to discussing our preferred undergarments. OMG, TMI.
The Egg thinks we could do a great performance art piece based on this.