CRYSTAL: Whatcha doin’ here?
JORDAN: Oh, I just, you know, thought I’d come out and see you.
CRYSTAL: Don’t you live like an hour and a half away?
JORDAN: So? Got nothing better to do. What’s going on? We talked about uh. Maybe going to see a movie? You said you might be…
CRYSTAL: That’s when I thought you were gonna be out here anyway. You had that job?
JORDAN: Yeah, sorry I wasn’t able to get away.
CRYSTAL: Yeah, I was, too, but like…
JORDAN: What? You don’t wanna hang out?
CRYSTAL: What’s going on here?
JORDAN: You said you wanted to hang out.
CRYSTAL: Yeah, but like, an hour and a hal drive both ways? That’s not hanging out, Jordan, that’s—
JORDAN: I have been known to drive three times that far just to watch a play. I mean, it’s what I do, it gives me time to listen to audiobooks. What’s wrong?
CRYSTAL: What do you want from me?
JORDAN: To hang out? Like we said?
CRYSTAL: And that’s it?
JORDAN: That’s what we said.
CRYSTAL: You’re not after more?
JORDAN: More? What, like…
CRYSTAL: Like you’re not trying to turn this into a date?
JORDAN: Ew. No.
CRYSTAL: I’m sorry—ew?
JORDAN: No, it’s just—I mean, I didn’t mean it like that, it’s just that’s not how I think about you.
JORDAN: Oh, what, you think you’re all that?
CRYSTAL: It’s just that, in my experience, when a guy goes to that much effort, it means that he’s after a little something more.
JORDAN: Well, I’m not.
CRYSTAL: Well, I don’t believe you.
JORDAN: Well then.
CRYSTAL: Do you seriously not see me that way?
JORDAN: You were the one who said we should hang out!
CRYSTAL: That was before you drove an hour and a half just to see me, I mean what’s up with that?
JORDAN: I don’t have a lot of friends! OK? That’s what’s with that, is I’m kinda pathetic. It’s not about sex or romance, it’s about I thought we had fun hanging out.
CRYSTAL: I still don’t believe you.
JORDAN: What do you want me to say?
CRYSTAL: Right now, I don’t want you to say anything. I want you to leave.
JORDAN: All right.
CRYSTAL: No, hold on.
CRYSTAL: Why not?
JORDAN: Why not what?
CRYSTAL: Why don’t you find me attractive?
JORDAN: Oh, so you do want to hear that now?
CRYSTAL: I just wanna hear what you’ll say.
JORDAN: I never said I didn’t find you attractive. I’m just not attracted to you. You are attractive. Objectively. You’re gorgeous, definitely out of my league—
CRYSTAL: So you figure you don’t have a shot anyway.
JORDAN: Oh, don’t flatter yourself, honey. That’s my job. No, I just, hanging out is great, but I don’t, I just don’t think we’d work out long-term.
CRYSTAL: Why not?
JORDAN: You want the truth? Because you’re a skinny blonde who doesn’t like Star Trek.
CRYSTAL: Lots of girls don’t like Star Trek. In fact, I think most girls don’t actually like Star Trek.
JORDAN: All the women in my family love it. Most of my female friends have loved it. I’d even go so far as to say it is sexist to assume that a woman is not a Trekkie. So why would I settle for that?
CRYSTAL: But you like me anyway?
JORDAN: As a friend. Like I say, I don’t have many friends.
CRYSTAL: Yeah, I can see why.
JORDAN: Yeah. Yeah, so can I.
CRYSTAL: Seriously, though, how is “skinny blonde” a bad thing?
JORDAN: Look, you’re just not my type, OK?