Three guys are having lunch
This is a really rough draft of a scene that popped into my head this morning... No offense intended to any Opie's, Randolf's, or Xavier's out there - and all apologies in case I've misrepresented your respective lunchtime positions. Laugh, it's funny.
Opie (entering): Hey, guys! How's it going!? Have I got some stories to tell you!
Randolf: Jesus, that's an ugly shirt! And how'd you learn to walk that way?
Xavier: Your shirt isn't much better, Randolph. At least mine's made from natural fibers.
Opie: Eh, my shirt's fine. It was free, it fits, and it was in the closet when I got up.
Randolf: And did you have to come in that gas-guzzling smogmobile of yours? I wish you'd driven an electric car.
Xavier: ...or maybe a bicycle cleverly constructed from coconuts! It's biodegradable and partially digestible!
Opie: Er, um, okay. My car's pretty cool! It was free, it runs, and it came with a steering wheel and automatic transmission! It could do with a wheel cover and a seat belt, though.
Randolf: When I drive, I prefer a stick shift and a system of ropes and pullies to steer.
Xavier: I like a conveyance that helps make me one with the nature of the world.
Opie: That all sounds like a pain in the ass. How'd you guys get here?
Randolf: I walked - I've got comfortable shoes. I do have a fun scooter in the garage, though.
Xavier: I took the bus, though sometimes I walk. I'm seriously working on that coconut bicycle, though.
Opie: Yikes! How do you guys get much done during the day?
Randolf: Oh, I get by. I get up really early and start writing, having woken from dreams of electric flying cars I'll have in the future.
Xavier: I blog and write search engines. That keeps me plenty busy.
Opie: Ugh. So, anyway. I'll shop for a hybrid or something this week, but I'm not giving up my car. Now, do you guys want to hear my stories, or what?