Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for August 20, 2005
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling The Education of Louis. Louis: "Okay. How are you?" Nah, that's too wishy-washy. I've got to come up with something better. Louis: "Could be worse. How about yourself?" I like it -- it's sort of cool and grown-up. But...I doubt I could pull it off. Louis: "Great!" Well, that makes me sound fun and enthusiastic...but I don't want her to think of me as a puppy. Louis: Maybe I should ignore her question and just ask her something else. Like: "Can you believe what happened today in...?" Louis: No, that's no good. I'd have to improvise the question and I want this all planned out tonight so there's no way I can mess up. Louis: "Pretty good, considering I'm about to spend an hour in Mr. Benson's class." That might work. It's funny, in a casual sort of way. Louis: "Pretty good, considering I'm about to spend an hour in Mr. Benson's class." Got it. Louis: Hi, Julia. Julia: Hey, Louis. What's up? Louis: Pretty good, considering...uh...nothing. Um...could be worse. Louis: Damn. She always asked, "How are you?"
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