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Last night I went out to watch some improv with The Second Column podcast’s own Carlos Jaime. I had the following exchange with another guy while in line for the bathroom. He had noticed my Ohio University T-shirt.
Guy: Did you go to Ohio?
Me: Yes, I did. Are you from Ohio?
Guy: I went to Miami (of Ohio).
Me: Ah, our rival.
Guy: The two schools are pretty much the same.
Me: Yeah, we have a lot of similarities. That’s probably what makes us rivals.
Guy: I only went there for a year, and the main reason I went there was because they just built a new gym.
Me: …????….!?? Really?
Guy: Yeah, it was an awesome gym.
Then he went into the bathroom, leaving me alone with the thought, “That guy picked a college based on access to free weights and nautilus machines.”