I can imagine Mike trying to answer Psmith’s text on his extremely basic phone and being repeatedly interrupted by even more texts coming in from Psmith (*he* has a smartphone and such problems wouldn’t occur to him).
It should have occurred to him when he stole Mike’s phone to correct the spelling of his name under contacts, but his focus is fairly selective.
(School psychiatrists have been trying to figure this kid out for years now.)
“lol kay :)” Ha. That is exactly how my sister, who is Mike’s type, responds to such things.
Hey, it’s diplomatic!
(And I’m sure Psmith, like me, would spend an hour trying to parse the response. “What does he mean by that?”)
isfjmel-phleg replied to your post:
Ah, the ultimate nose-thumbing–wearing the wrong school uniform. A possible jab at Sedleigh’s being less upscale than Eton? Completely in character.
Adair is so done with Psmith–and Mike, who wears his Wrykyn jacket as much as possible.
Mike’s pretty up-front about the fact that he hates the school, Psmith more elusive (there’s nothing wrong with Sedleigh! He loves Sedleigh! But her sternest adherents must surely admit that the school colors are…rather Christmas-y.)isfjmel-phleg replied to your post:
I would love for Eve to either have or be trying to get her Master’s in Library Science. Library jobs can be hard to come by, so she’s been out of work for a while and eager for this new opportunity.
(Attempting to explain to Psmith that this is a serious job she has and that standing outside the window singing “Madame Librarian” from The Music Man is not going to get him anywhere.)
It’s like this: you wake and watch TV, get in your car and listen to the radio you go to your little jobs or little school, but you don’t hear about that on the 6 o’clock news, why? ‘Cause nothing is really happening, and you go home and watch some more TV and maybe it’s a fun night and you go out and watch a movie. I mean it’s got so bad that half the people on TV, inside the TV, they’re watching TV. What are these people watching, people like me?
We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) Dir. Lynne Ramsay