First day of classes. Lady Z, waiting in line for the office copy machine, attempts to make small talk with those standing around.
Lady Z: So D and I are on day two of the Abs Diet—we’re trying to get hot for the wedding.
Secretary: How is that going?
Lady Z: The hardest thing for me is eating high-protein snacks regularly. I’m used to just drinking coffee all day and then wolfing down a plate of spaghetti at night. But now I have to eat protein all day long …
[Student wanders into the office looking for administrative assistance.]
Lady Z: … so, it’s like, lately I’m shoving nuts in my face at every opportunity. It’s exhausting.
[Student turns around and walks out.]
Lady Z: Hmmm. That’s really not the kind of thing I should be declaring in the office, is it?