"...Fine dining."I sighed with immense regret, considering the dull feeling of hunger in my stomach.
The incredibly expired can of pineapple slices would not open for me. Not with a tiny wrench, in any case.
"Good hotel amenities are hard to obtain when your status is questionable!" the talking pet rock chimed from my pocket.
"My status is not questionable!" I argued.
"Yes it is. I have a confirmation of such from the bicycle wrench you are holding." The pet rock persisted.
"Let me guess, the wrench is also alive?" I asked.
"Yes." The rock said. "Also, it disapproves of your unlicensed usage of its intended function. It is a bicycle wrench, not a can opener."
"What's it gonna do about it?" I banged the wrench against the pineapple can.
"File a lawsuit against your person." The pet rock chimed. "As useless as it may seem against a questionable user."
"Why is that I can hear you, but not this wrench?" I inquired, wiggling the wrench back and forth.
"Not everything wants to directly communicate with a questionable user, you dolt. What if you give it a virus?" Answered the pocket rock.
I considered throwing the rude pet rock out the window and going downstairs to hang out out with Captain, but then I remembered Captain is a far worse conversationalist than a rock and is probably still taking "A MOST EXTREME BATH!". I am still not sure what was so particularly extreme about it, other than the extreme lack of water.
"...incoming lawsuit: Improper tool operation!" The rock chimed.
"If I had a credit every time someone filed a lawsuit against me..." I started off on a rant about my infinite debt.
"You'd have a whole lot of lawsuits on your hands... and I'm not a very good lawyer, just so you know." the pet rock interrupted me.
"Eh, my clothes made for a pretty good law firm." I spoke, thinking about the Biomatrix. "They even managed to enslave 116 planets, I hear."
"Sure they did, buddy, sure they did." The rock sounded unconvinced.
"Don't believe me?" I raised an eyebrow, considering whether I could tell the story believably. It didn't hold together in any such fashion in my head, sounding like the ramblings of a drunken hobo who just switched his special meds for worse ones.
"Beings from outer space made an evil copy of my underpants and it came back to haunt me as a scarf. The villainous scarf rearranged my organs, made me into a time-traveler and gave me superhuman strength. Also, it grew antlers on my head. Then, a humongous, diamond-shaped flying fortress shredded it with a lightning bolt." Damn it. That doesn't sound very credible.
"My clothes had a DRM virus that spread across the galaxy copyrighting all the things!" I finally outputted.
"Uhuh. Suuuure. That happened." The pet rock continued to mock my inability to tell my story plausibly.
"You know what! You are a dumb talking rock, you don't know nothing!" I replied and angrily stared at the Pineapple can, pondering whether hitting it with my pet rock or dropping it from the top floor window would do the trick.
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22nd August 2015
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