Rookie: Why is one of your legs fatter than the other?
Novice: You always get your kicks out of pointing out defects?
Rookie: Just curious. Never seen anything like it before.
Novice: I was raised not to feel shame and hide my legs in baggy pants.
Rookie: So you flaunt your deformity by wearing short shorts?
Novice: And you flaunt your pock marks by not wearing a mask?
Rookie: Didn't mean to pick a fight.
Novice: Didn't mean to be on the defensive.
Rookie: You hungry?
Novice: I could use a bite.
Rookie: Take our lunch.
Novice: I didn't bring one.
Rookie: We can hit a cafe.
Novice: No, can't do that until this first pay check clears.
Rookie: I have some cans of sardines. I'll share.
Novice: I will use a twig to stab a little sardine to pop in my mouth. My fingers are a little muddy and I don't wish to spoil the contents of your can.
Rookie: I will help you find a good twig. And I will find one for myself because my fingers are also muddy.
Novice: Well, it's the work we do.
Rookie: Muddy work.
Novice: When it needs to get done.