ONE BURNING BONUS QUESTION WITH JAIME FOUNTAINE

  1. Bonus question: You’re stuck in an awkward conversation with someone who’s, like, fine, but you also aren’t thrilled being in this person’s company. You don’t really want to continue, but you don’t want to obviously not continue, cause this person doesn’t deserve meanness; you just kind of want it to be over. What do you do? How do you extricate yourself? Do you not and just patiently wait for it to be over? Tell us strategies.

I don’t have particularly insightful or interesting answers to your serious questions*, but alienating people is a specialty of mine. What you want to do here is turn the conversation toward either Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian or the films of Werner Herzog. I find that (with the exception of one ex-boyfriend) describing a scene of scalping, or the violent futility of Woyczek will cause that person to suddenly remember that they have to do anything else. Nothing makes someone get a pretend phone call faster than saying, “and then the streets are running with blood…” Or, you know, you date that guy for six months and he steals your copy of Blood Meridian.

On this Thanksgiving eve, I am thankful for Jaime’s sound advice which may very well come in handy this holiday season. See what else Jaime has in store for us in a few weeks as we count down the final days of 2016. December 13th, 7pm at Charmingtons – be there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

*Serious questions omitted. Who needs em’?

 

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