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Date: May 08 2000


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John and Migs are talking about playing basketball last night.


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Migs:  Dude, you were on fire last night.

John:  Yeah, I was kind of money. It makes up for all those airballs I had last week.

Migs:  Nothing could make up for all those airballs.

John:  Yeah, whatever, dude. So what was your story? You couldn’t hit anything.

Migs:  Yeah, I don’t know what was wrong with me. I threw up a ton of bricks.

John:  It’s allright, man. Keep working at it. It’ll all come back.

Migs:  So, you wanna play again tonight?

John:  I don’t know. Tonight’s Tuesday? Isn’t Tuesday night the night when all those scrubs come down and play?

Migs:  Oh, you mean like that guy who always wears those uh, green shorts?

John:  Yeah, that guy, and the dude that wears the striped socks and the sports goggles. I hate playing with them.

Migs:  Those guys are horrible.

John:  I know. But, I don’t know, I had a milkshake for lunch today, so maybe I need to burn off some calories. Maybe we should play.

Migs:  Yeah, you do need to lose some weight.

John:  Yeah, whatever, fat boy.


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Migs and I like to play basketball as much as we can. But even if we’re playing regularly, we still have nights when it feels like we can’t make a shot. We try to see the humor in it and tease each other a little. Then we hope that we play better next time. This is a good example of a conversation between two close friends. You should never call someone you don’t know very well a “fat boy.” It would really offend them. But male friends say things like this to each other all the time. They understand it’s only a joke and doesn’t mean much. Until next time,—John


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