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June 8, 2012
He heard?

— Yes.

How’d he take it?

— ‘Bout well as you’d expect.

Meaning?

— What?

Meaning what, exactly. I don’t know how he’d expect to take it. That’s why I asked.

— No, not he; you. “About as well as you’d expect.”

This isn’t about me. How I would take it is, well, it’s meaningless. I want to know how he took it.

— He took it as well as one might be expected to take such news. You just have to put yourself in his place, is all. For the sake of argument.

I don’t …

— He took it fine! Just fine. Jesus!