Small comforts

A friend of mine was telling me the story of a former college roommate and how absolutely awful she was. There were many stories illustrating her loathsomeness, but here’s the best of the lot: After boarding the plane with her boyfriend on the way to Aruba, she handed the poor guy a list of expectations for the trip.

Number one on the list: No disappointments.

When society collapses, zombie infestation sweeps the planet, or aliens invade, the only solace I will find is in thinking about people like this and knowing how ill-equipped they are for a life without electricity, indoor plumbing, gossip magazines, and designer handbags.