A: How was the party?
B: Awkward? Weird.
A: That sucks.
B: Yeah, but I kind of expected it.
B: Zoey was there.
A: Oh yeah?
B: I was surprised. I was kind of surprised that anyone came, really.
A: Well, you did, didn’t you?
B: Yeah, but still. I wouldn’t have expected many people to show up. I guess I’m glad they did—Beth has put her life and soul into that party for, like, weeks.
A: Sorry I couldn’t make it.
B: No you’re not. (pause) But that’s fine. (another pause) There was cake.
A: That’s weird. Was it good?
B: I know, right? It was okay.
A: How did, uh, whatsisname—
A: How did Maxwell like your gift?
B: I don’t think he noticed it, really.
A: After you came to his birthday and everything? (he tuts)
B: Well, Beth seemed to have a good time. She’s going to put pictures up online tonight, she said. It’s cute, I guess. Really the party was for her. That’s why I went.
A: Clearly. (pause) You know, I hate to say it, Beth is a great friend, but Maxwell…
A: Well, some day that cat’s going to die.