A couple nights ago Kat was at a cooking class and I was home alone, so I decided to catch up on my zombie killing with a little Left 4 Dead 2. After getting pretty bored with Singleplayer I hopped online to play some Scavenger missions and hopefully not get verbally harassed by a 12-year-old.
I have an intense phobia of using the headset on Xbox Live, mainly because everyone else on there sounds like a complete douchebag, stoner, or homophobic asshole. That or their mic cuts out every other word.
But one of the guys on my team was lively and interesting, not abusive or judgmental. He cracked jokes, he sucked at killing zombies as bad as I did, and he delighted in shooting the car with the alarm so that we all got mauled repeatedly. He started asking me questions, random "Would you rather?" type stuff, and it was pretty entertaining.
Then he asked me what I had to do in the morning, and I said, "Just go to work."
"You have a job?" he sounded absolutely floored.
"Yeah," I replied nervously. "Why, what do you have to do?"
"Just go to school and take some stupid army test."
"Army test? Like, ROTC or something?"
Whew! For a minute I thought I was bonding with a little kid-
Awesome. I'm hanging out and developing a sarcastic man-crush on an 8th grader.