tall – I see her before she sees me, the way her desk faces, you know.
short – Yeah.
tall – And it’s weird because, like whenever I’m coming toward her I see her suck in her stomach.
short – Oh, really?
tall – Totally. It’s not a lot or anything I mean, just, you notice. And I don’t know if it’s because she knows someone’s coming–or maybe because it’s me?–or if she’s, like, doing some kind of isometric workout at her desk and I just happen to be privy to it.
short – Isometrics, huh? How are you privy to isometric exercises?
tall – They’re… everyone knows. It’s not just me.
short – You do isometric exercises.
tall – No.
short – Yes you do. You sit at your desk flexing, I bet.
tall – Yeah right! Give you something to think about?
short – Oh, you give me plenty to think about.
tall – Dude!
short – What?
tall – Just. Not cool. Tone it back a little. I was talking about this girl.
short – I’m only kidding.
tall – Fine.
short – I think you should scare her and see what happens.
tall – Scare her? Like, scare her how?
short – Just jump out from around the corner next time and see if she sucks it in, and be staring right at her stomach so she knows you know.
tall – Right! That would totally ruin it.
short – Ruin it? Oh, you mean this little isometric romance you have working for you?
tall – Dude, whatever. I think she’s cute, that’s all.
short – Abdominal control! Moth to the flame…