Three sets of flip-flops, shades, and cargo shorts pass me on the sidewalk. "I don't think it's going to be that bad," one of the owners says to buddies 1 and 2, who are visibly concerned. "I mean, a lot of the important stuff has already been put out there--like baseball. She knows I have to watch a lot of baseball."
"Ok," says buddy #2, who is wearing a Captain Underpants t-shirt. "But does she really know what that means? I mean, like, what if she doesn't GET it?" His voice is shrill with tension.
Buddy #3 doesn't say much, yet manages to say it all: "And what about the fantasy league? And pub quiz?"
"I know," says the one considering a trip to the dark side. "But really, I don't think it'll be that bad."
As they pass out of earshot, Captain Underpants moans, "Dude, you have no idea!"