Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A Telling Conversation
The following is a rough transcript of a conservsation I had at dinner last night with a few friends. In addition to being funny, I found it rather ominous.
Existential school teacher: 'Live Free or Die' is such a cool motto, much better than The Bay State.
Me: The Bay State isn't our state motto.
C&B shopgirl: Yeah, just like New Hampshire is The Granite State.
Existential school teacher: What is it again? The birthplace of America?
Me: The Spirit of America.
Vintage clothing shopgirl: It sounds like we're already dead.