Colleague (whom I have not seen since January): You really cut your hair!
Colleague, to Nous: You have a fine looking girl there, Nous!
Me: ... ...
later, to the Rat:
Me: ...and the thing is, this is a guy who's, like, my age. And totally left-wing. I can't even.
The Rat: People get weird when navigating social niceties. Say shit they shouldn’t.
Me: This is a reason not to be social!
The Rat: Word.