Saturday, January 21, 2017


Amanda opened the door. It was Todd. He had his laptop bag slung over his shoulder, and he held Chinese take-out in his hand.

"Thought we would eat take-out and watch useless mind-drivel on YouTube, together," Todd said.

"Oh, really?" Amanda asked as she stepped back, "And what mind-drivel did you have in mind?"

"Well, you know, " Todd said as he walked towards the kitchen, "stupid driver accidents, cats, and people being jerks to each other, that sort of thing."

"Oh, perhaps we could watch some politics," Amanda said.

"What?! Politics!" Todd exclaimed, sounding indignant. "You know, I would never have thought that you would be into that sort of thing."

"Well, you did suggest we'd watch people being jerks to each other, " Amanda said with feigned innocence, "We could read the comments."

They both laughed.

"I thought you were serious!"

"No, you were right, I'm not into Politics," Amanda said with disdain. "Ordinary people with good speaking skills pretending to be something more than they are to impress individuals who don't care as long as you are on their side, to the chagrin and dismay of the intelligent." Amanda sighed. "It's more like a team sport. It doesn't matter who you are, as long as you are on the 'right' team. The 'right' team depends on who you talk to."

Todd didn't say anything for a moment as he set the food onto the table. "You know, I think you need to see more kitten videos."

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