INT: CONVENIENCE STORE. DAY
RANDALHow long did you date Caitlin?
RANDALChick only made you nuts. She cheated on you how many times?
DANTEEight and a half.
RANDAL(looks up from paper)Eight and a half?
DANTEParty at John K's - senior year. I get blitzed and pass out in the bedroom. Caitlin comes in and jumps all over me.
DANTEIn the middle of it, she calls me Brad.
RANDALShe called you Brad?
DANTEShe called me Brad
RANDALThat's not cheating. People say crazy shit during sex. One time, I called this girl "Mom."
DANTEI hit the lights and she freaks. Turns out she thought I was Brad Michaelson.
RANDALWhat do you mean?
DANTEShe was supposed to meet Brad Michaelson in a bedroom. She picked the wrong one. She had no idea I was even at the party.
RANDALOh, my God.
DANTEGreat story isn't it?
RANDALThat girl was vile to you.
DANTEInteresting postscript to that story: Do you know who wound up going with Brad Michaelson in the other dark bedroom?
RANDALChess team Allan Harris?!
DANTEThe two moved to Idaho together after graduation. They raise sheep.
DANTEIt takes different strokes to move the world.
... to do with chess Index