Conversation between me and two cashiers, a dorky, teenage male and a slightly overweight, generally unattractive teenage female, at Border’s Books and Music.
The dorky male was scanning my purchases while the girl was waiting for the next customer. I recorded the conversation as best as I could remember as soon as I stepped into the parking lot.
Dork: (speaking to Ugly Girl) Hey, can I have your IM screen name?
Ugly Girl: I don’t think so. There’s too many creepers online who have been creeping on me lately.
Me: (to Ugly Girl) Do you think this guy is a creeper?
Ugly Girl: No… he’s not a creeper.
Me: Then why not share your screen name?
Ugly girl: (turning to Dork) Maybe I’ll give you my fake name, the one I give the creepers, or if you give me your screen name, maybe I’ll send you a message someday.
Dork: Okay! Great!
Me: (to Dork) Could you tell me where I might find books on self-respect and dignity?
Me: Never mind.