Episode 122 • Geography
Across the pond
When in Rome, do as the Romans do
Make a mountain out of a molehill
Kirk: Hey, Sammy! You’re back!
Sammy: Hi! I am!
Kirk: How was France?
Sammy: Oh, fantastique! Oh, sorry, did I just say “fantastique”? You know I’ve been speaking French the whole summer I almost feel like I’m forgetting English.
Kirk: This lucky one got to spend three months in Paris.
Friend: Oh, really?
Sammy: Yep, I think spending a few months across the pond is an experience everyone should have once in their life.
Friend: Oh yeah, no, I get it. My dad spends long periods of time overseas for work so sometimes I get to travel to visit him.
Kirk: So, Sammy, tell us. How was it?
Sammy: Great, great! You know. Very romantic. You know my- My parents were there but it was beautiful. The food and the shops and the [flicks lighter]
Kirk: Are you-? Since when do you smoke?
Sammy: Oh, just a few weeks. I guess it’s a habit I got in Paris. Everybody smokes there. You know they say, right? When in Rome, do as the Romans do! [giggles]
Kirk: Well, I think you should quit. It’s really bad for you.
Sammy: Oh, come on! You’re making a mountain out of a molehill. It’s just one or two cigarettes a day. How bad can it be?
Kirk: I’m telling you, Sammy. It’s a slippery slope. My aunt started the same way and now she smokes a pack a day. Well, then, tell me. How was it? Did you see the Eiffel Tower?
Sammy: Have I seen the Eiffel Tower?! Please, of course. It’s so-big. Look. You don’t believe me. I even got pictures.
Kirk: No, I believe-
Sammy: See, that’s me, my dad and my stepmom in front of the Eiffel Tower, like I told you!
Kirk: Yes, I see- Sammy, why- Why are there so many people wearing Disney shirts? And is that- Is that a man dressed as Mickey Mouse?
Sammy: Fine, you got me. I didn’t go to Paris. I went to Disney World.