I slowly came to the realization that I could understand — without even trying — everything that everyone was saying around me. Believe me when I tell you it was horrifying. The TV blared with talking heads babbling about Obamacare. Two teenage girls were sitting behind me filling every pause in their train of thought with, like, “like,” y’all. I had forgotten that most of the time people discuss the most inane shit. Some things never change.
Stephen M. Tomic