I was a bit miffed when I noticed that two teenage boys had managed to take up five seats in the back of the bus. Their too-long arms and legs all akimbo and their back-packs and skateboards set on the seats surrounding them.
Several people on the bus were standing.
I was tempted to say something to these fellows about making room for others. As I pondered if I should say something I overheard a portion of their conversation.
One of the teens said to his friend, “Sure she’s hot but I like girls who you can have a philosophical conversation with”.
Then, after an affirmative murmur from the friend, he went on to share, “I really want to start hanging out with Stacy. She makes me laugh. I mean, like, she’s funny, you know. We laugh. I like that”.