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Do you want to go with me to see Hostel? runs the tape inside my head. Do you want to go with me to see Hostel? Do you want to go with me to see Hostel? When my cousin answers the phone–“Hello?”–the words spill out my mouth.

“When?” she says.

Click, click, click, goes my tape. “Uhhh.”

“Do you want to look at the newspaper and call me back?”

“Okay.”

I call back and dutifully recite the showtimes. “Okay, so what time?” she asks.

“Uhhh.”

Her husband is annoyed with us, but she presses ahead. “How about Friday at one? We can have lunch at Culver’s beforehand.”

And I say: “Yeah.”
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