Below, you will find a brief dialogue featuring Justin and Justina, two fictional and similarly-named friends who have made many appearances here at The New Leaf Journal. In today’s dialogue, a “Learn to Bird” flier in DUMBO, Brooklyn, catches Justina’s attention. We can count on Justin to respond in the most sensible away, as always.
The “Learn to Bird” Dialogue
Justina: Look at this funny flier. “Learn to bird.”
Justina: …Are you making bird noises at me?
Justin: I was testing you. If you thought those were mere bird noises, you better sign up to learn to bird. I am surprised you didn’t get it.
Justina: That can’t possibly be what this is for.
Justina: I think you are, yes.
Justin: Do you know what I just said in “duck”?
Justina: I don’t want to.
Justin: I said, and I quote – because only a modest mallard quotes himself – “I am definitely not taking advantage of the fact that Justina probably does not know what birding is and the part of this flier that would explain it is covered by a parking information sign.”
Justina: Sometimes I hate you.
Justin: But was my premise wrong?
Justina: No. That’s why I hate you.
Justin: “Let’s go look at some birds.”
Justina: Oh, that makes sense. But I don’t want to, it’s cold.
Justin: COO! “State of mind.”
Justin: Don’t get your feathers in a bunch.