Meeting Boys at Parties
By Samantha Dupler
Here we have the human male in his natural nocturnal habitat. Half-past midnight and half-drunk on vodka shots. Note the stubble peppered atop his jawline and chin, and the permanent stench of generic brand “body spray” forming an almost visible cloud around his head: it is said that both are used to attract females of the species.
“So, uh, I’m Eric!”
“I said, I said I’m Eric, my name’s Eric.”
“What? I just, the music, I can’t…what?”
“Eric, my name is Eric.”