Outside a Love’s truck stop –
Hedon (while climbing into truck): I’ve got an “Overheard in the Truck” for you. Prepare to record it, woman.
Hedon: Are you listening to me? Jot down notes as I tell you what just happened.
Stace: Okay, but this better be funny. I’m in the middle of something, here.
Hedon: Okay, here it is. So I was taking in the porta-potty to empty it, and I was just walking along thinking about what nickname to give Big Brain. I walked into the restroom, and I see this guy. I thought, “Why is that guy peeing in the sink?” Then I realized he was peeing in a urinal, but I’m already two steps into the room.
Hedon: I had walked into the men’s restroom on accident. It’s Karma, see? All those poor women who have walked into restrooms and have had to stop and do a double-take at the name on the bathroom door because they saw me at the sink — they’ve now had their revenge. It’s Karma.
Stace: Is that the funny part?
Hedon: I thought it was. So anyway, when I realized it was a guy, I made this snorting sound like it was all his fault and then I left.
Stace: So is that the funny part?
Hedon: I thought it was kind of funny. You know, snorting like it was his fault and all.
Stace: Well, it’s amusing. I’ve give that to ya.
Hedon: Okay, what if when I snorted, I startled the guy and he whirled around in surprise, still holding his penis, spraying pee all over the floor in the process.
Stace: That might be funny if it actually happened. But it didn’t.
Hedon: But it could have. It probably should have. I don’t see how anyone could ignore a snort like that. It probably happened but I just didn’t see it because I had already turned around. Who knows what happens when your back is turned.
Hedon: Some guy could have walked in after that, and because you just know the other guy didn’t clean up his pee, this new guy probably slipped in it. So then he’s lying on the floor in all this pee and thinking about how much his life sucks, considering what would be closest university with a bell tower …
Stace: I hate to interrupt, but I’m just wondering … Big Brain has hijacked this conversation, hasn’t he?
Hedon: It’s entirely possible that he has.
Stace: So, is there any chance we might return to a rational conversation any time soon?
Hedon: I don’t think so. He’s pretty worked up over getting himself a nickname. You’d better go back to what you were doing for awhile. I’ll let you know.