She Loved the Attention
By Christopher Munroe
Whenever she got bored, she pretended narcolepsy.
When unpleasant, awkward lulls arose in conversation, or topics no longer interested her, she’d collapse, just to throw some energy into the party. She hoped this would encourage us to be more interesting.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Within weeks of learning of this bold new habit of hers, we’d developed a stock of intentionally uninteresting stories, by the end of the year we’d made ourselves the dullest social group imaginable.
Oh, we were still interesting when she wasn’t around. But whatever we might have to say, her faux-fainting was funnier…