Tom, waiting for a passport, 36
ONLY: Did you know that the line was going to be this
Tom: No, I had no clue. I would have packed a lunch or
brought coffee or something. Even something to read
would have been nice.
ONLY: How have you been passing the time?
T: Well, I read the paper. Both papers.
ONLY: Anything good?
T: Actually there was an article about how ridiculously
long the line has been to get a new passport. I wish they
had printed that yesterday or something, eh?
ONLY: I guess.
T: Iâ€™ve also got my PDA, so Iâ€™ve been able to send some
ONLY: What kind do you have? [Tom pulls out some
kind of Blackberry and shows it to me.] Nice.
T: Itâ€™s kept me sane in this line.
ONLY: You gonna get an iPhone?
T: Bah. I donâ€™t want to get into it.
ONLY: You donâ€™t wantâ€”
T: God I donâ€™t know. Hey do you think I can go down to
that A&W to get some food? Will you watch my spot?
ONLY: Yeah no problem. But hey, just answer some
T: I donâ€™t get this, though. What do you care about me?
ONLY: Itâ€™s like a guy on the street sort of deal. You
T: Yeah yeah. So what do you want to know?
ONLY: Well, what did you have for breakfast?
T: I juiced. I juice for every breakfast, as often as I can
ONLY: Juice, like carrot juice?
T: No, like â€˜roids. Ha ha! Iâ€™m just joking. Yeah I had car-
rot apple beet juice.