Me: Hey girl!
Stephanie: Hi! ‘Sup?
Me: Primo and I are going to Pittsburgh.
Stephanie: Fun! Love that place!
Me: It’s for Pete’s dad’s funeral.
Stephanie: Sad. L Please give him my condolences. Never met him but P has talked about him so much I feel as if I do.
Me: OK. It will be fun except of course it’s a sad reason to go.
Stephanie: Didn’t S say nasty things about P’s dad? Both English professors. Not at same school.
Me: Yeah, Primo told me something. Sly said Pete’s dad was an intellectual lightweight—
Stephanie: all he cares about!
Me: I know! But he said that, even though Pete’s dad got his PhD at a better school and taught at a better school than Sly did!
Stephanie: Honestly. I do not get him.