me: well, i’ll remain forthright. stalwart, even.
me: yeah. only i can use words like that and get away with it.
phil: i know, even when you’re joking.
thomas: yeah, like yesterday you said “is there a moratorium on music in this place?”
thomas: and then the day before that you said that the movie snatch was bombast.
me: what are you, making a list?
phil: you work hard, alison, i’ll give you that. i commend you, and laugh at you.
me: well, thank you. and fuck you!
phil: appropriate responses, both.
phil is good. thomas is good. i feel better.