(scene opens in mini van drive through)
Me: (hands over McDonald’s reward) Here you go. And thank you again for helping out and mowing lawns.
Beta: No problem. Nuggies! (stuffs one in his mouth)
Me: (starts to drive) I’m serious. If more people were willing to be that helpful and generous to the people around them, the world would be a better place. At the very least they’d all be wearing their goddam masks.
Beta: (slurps frozen Coke) Y’know — if everyone in the world was that helpful and generous, there’d be no objective way to determine who was a good person.
Me: (extreme close up, over dramatic side eye, long pause)
Beta: (mouth full of food) I mean right? It’d just be normal.
Me: What website did you get that off of?
Beta: Just though it now.
Me: (falls silent, continues to drive)