My girlfriend, Tallie, calls up and we go to this thrift store, Vintage Voola’s. She heard about it at work. She’s an operator, so she knows lots of things like this. She calls it “bennies of the job.” Now she’s telling me how to get there. Turn right here! Normally this would bother me. She mentions her new boyfriend. I think to myself, here we go again, but I act interested, asking questions. It turns out I know him. He used to go out with my cousin, Tommy. I tell Carol I think he might be gay. Or maybe I said he used to be? She gets very defensive and I wonder if I should have just kept my mouth shut? We ride awhile in silence, then she says well, who isn’t these days? I turn the radio up.