THE SCENE. NEIL, BEN, and JEFF at dinner. Pretend I’m the WINGED INSECT buzzing around the tea. Pretend this conversation is verbatim, but it’s actually paraphrased from memory. I stand by the punchline.
BEN: Jeff, I looked up stuff about nuts and fat, and you’re right, it’s the healthiest fat you can get.
JEFF: (Goes off about fat and cholesterol and health, while the WINGED INSECT zones out — healthy eating is not part of a bug’s life. The WINGED INSECT wants some of that peanut smoothie.)
NEIL (smirking): I can hear it now, “But baby, it’s okay! It’s nut fat!”
WINGED INSECT hides in the shame that she started dating NEIL because he seemed like such a decent, clean cut boy at the time.