Unedited Intracubicle Conversation / 1 October 2003
ME: Hey, Happy Rocktober.
NOT ME: It is Rocktober, huh. The Today Show was talking about it.
ME: The Today Show? Oh great.
NOT ME: It was in conjunction with Barry Manilow and Bette Midler being on the show.
ME: Whoa.* That’s not the kind of Rocktober I’m talking about.
NOT ME: They—
ME: The Today Show and I are at odds on this issue.
NOT ME: I kind of like Barry Manilow.
ME: OK but I think we can all agree that Barry Manilow does not particularly rock.
NOT ME: He claims he can rock.
NOT ME: That’s what he says.
ME: So far this is the worst Rocktober ever.
*Not “wo.” Not “woah.”