“You should come.”

“No. I really shouldn’t.”

“Why not?”

“My allergies.”

“What allergies.”

“Oh, just… you know. My allergies.”

“What are you allergic to?”



“I’m allergic to other people.”

No you’re not.”

“Yes. I am.”

“It’s not possible to be allergic to people.”

“Yes it is. I have symptoms.”

“Like what?”

“Increase of heart rate. Inability to speak coherently. Intense attacks of panic.”

“That’s not an allergic reaction.”

“My hands shake.”

“You’re not allergic.”

“I get the hiccups.”

“That’s just nerves.”

“I have the strong desire to flee.”

“That’s called ‘being shy’.”

“I get faint at the sight of people.”

“You’re anti-social.”

“I’m allergic.”