Years ago, on a train in Europe, I ran into a member of my graduating class from high school, but had never met during our school years. We started talking about who we hung out with in high school and he started naming off the guys that were the self-proclaimed 'cool kids', that is if you think failing basic English and getting drunk in Tiajuanna on weeknights is cool.
I told him I was in student body and emceed all the high school assemblies. He didn't GO to high school assemblies. I said in sarcasm, "oh, that's right, you guys were 'too cool' for assemblies” His reply, "You know it, you worshiped us"- and he was dead serious.
So I asked what he was up to. He was in his 4th year at a 2 year community college, surfing and partying yo. As he started to realize pathetic his current life was he ended with an arrogant, "yeah, but you still worship us"
I smiled, "you're right, and 5 years from now when you're pumping my gas, I'll still be worshiping you"
With a glased over look in his eyes he responded, "yeah"
My cousin Emily forwarded the following clip, and it immediately reminded me of Lori (she'll understand why when she sees it), and that being “cool” is severely over-rated.
Shakespearian insults naturally appeal to the inner speech geek.