Anyway, he was griping about Journalism, Mrs. Phillips, anything he could get his teeth on. I wanted a change of subject, but couldn't think of anything to say. So I asked him:
"Spaay, why are you such a freak this year? Last year you were almost normal." Now, normal people would at least look at you funny if you ask a question like that, out of the blue. Spaay doesn't even blink.
He replied, "I've had a lot to deal with this year."
Me: "It's junior year. A lot of people had a lot to deal with."
Spaay: "I deal with it differently."
And you know what? That's okay.