Saturday, February 16, 2008

Insight into a Friday night

Aseara, la o petrecere pe jumatate goala, in campus, ma intalnesc cu un tip pe care n-as fi crezut sa-l vad band vodca vreodata. Am avut doua cursuri cu el pana acum si intotdeauna, fara exceptie, vine la ora pregatit, cu mapa si cu notitele la zi, cu articolele citite, chit ca e 8 dimineata (ora considerata devreme pentru rasfatatii de noi de la UC). Oricum, il vad venind spre mine zambitor si imi cere un foc. Se cuvine sa schimbam cateva vorbe, mai ales la cat de bine se simtea. Daca e un sacrilegiu in campus, e acela de a strica buna dispozitie cuiva intr-o vineri seara. Asadar, purced spre a-l intreba zambind:
- You smoke?!
- No, just pot and at parties.
- What?
- Pot!
- Oh, ok.
- And at parties!
- You know, I don't see you at parties that much.
- Nah, I enjoy chilling with friends more. (in traducere directa, prefera sa fumeze iarba cu prietenii pe canapele in sufragerie decat sa mearga la petreceri)
- Yeah, I know what you mean.
- Do you wanna smoke up? (pentru neinitiati, to smoke up = a fuma iarba)
- Thanks, I don't smoke pot.
- Oh, okay.
- I need another drink, spun eu cu intentia de a explica motivul pentru care ma indepartez.
- Me too actually, spune venind si el spre bar. (Vorba vine - bar - e masa cu multa multa bautura si in jurul careia se formeaza o balta de alcool in jurul orei 2 a.m. Dar noua ne place sa dam denumiri pompoase - e o chestie UC. Spre exemplu, pentru petrecerea de vinerea viitoare, intitulata Eeastern European Party, ne-am adunat organizatorii sa discutam situatia alcoolului, asa ca intalnirea a fost marcata printr-un sms prin care se anunta Eastern European Party Alcohol Committee Meeting Friday at 7 p.m. Mai ca oricine s-ar prezenta, nu? Revenind...)
- I wouldn't have thought you smoked anything, to be honest.
- Really? Why's that?
- I don't know, you seem so organized, I presumed you don't like losing control.
- Well, if something makes you feel good, just do it. Don't think about it too much. If you like it, it's good for you. (Eu fac ochii cat cepele. E ca si cum as fi auzit ca nimeni n-a gandit de fapt nici un program de sofware, ci totul s-a intamplat cand un cimpanzeu a fost lasat intr-o camera cu o tastatura. )
- But, you know, smoking does kill you. Zambeste, se uita la mine fix si fara a lua vreo pauza de gandire zice :
- Life kills you.

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