In which Dermot asks Rufus a question

Dermot asks Rufus a question: Dermot: Rufus, do you remember the name of the girl who would sit in front of you in Introduction to Postmodern Existentialism? Rufus: Beatrix? Dermot: No, no, no; Beatrix was the goth who sat at the back near the door. Rufus: Candice. I...

In which Rufus and Dermot talk between bars

Dermot stands near Rufus’ jail cell lost in thought for a moment. Dermot: I can never remember the name of my office assistant! Rufus: Kevin? Dermot: Isn’t it Basil? Rufus: Huh, for sure it is one of those names with vowels and concordances around the vowels. Dermot:...

In which two Americans meet in the road

Two Americans meet in the street of a Portuguese town. 1. How are you today? 2. I’m exhausted. 1. Oh, really, what do you do? 2. I help American expats find houses here in Portugal, but I came here to get away from all that annoying cultural stuff. 1. I’m an American;...

In which Rufus further distances himself from the common man

Friend: I’ve greatly improved my life; recently, I’ve stopped speaking unless I have something truly wonderful to express. I only say exquisite ideas. Think about it: anyone can say just about anything,and they do! But I take the higher road and limit myself to only...