Two people. Same conversation. A world of difference.
- Girlfriend : Hey! Guess wha-at?
Me : What? What?
Girlfriend : I just bought myself a new iPod!
Me : No way! Really?
Girlfriend : Yes!
Me : Which one is it?
Girlfriend : An iPod Nano!
Me : Coool! What’s the capacity?
Girlfriend : Can store data up to 8GB! Can you believe it?
Me : How much did you pay for it?
Girlfriend : Got a pretty good deal. Paid only X rupees for it!
Me : Awesome. What colour is it?
Girlfriend : Red. It’s the cutest!
Me : Lucky pig, you!
(Throw in squeals, giggles, promises and pinky swears made to share and coversation continues in this vein for up to 15 minutes)
- Guy friend : Hey.
Me : Hey!
Guy friend : So I bought myself a new Apple iPod. 30GB. Got a good deal for only X rupees.
Me : Oh…Really? Um, Awesome!
Guy friend : Yeah.
(Conversation lasts for less than a minute, the better half of which is spent by me thinking of what to say next)
Not that I don’t love my guy friends – I do – but, thank God for girlfriends!