Wednesday, exactly a week ago, a week after my Asian friend decided to start his personal battle against drugs.
White boy: Why do you keep rubbing your nose?
Asian boy: Because my nose is not used to too much cold. I'm from a tropical country, for crying out loud.
White boy: Oh ok. I thought you snorted something. (smiles slyly)
Asian boy: I did not, silly!
White boy: But do you want some?
Asian boy: Do you have some?
White boy: (grabs Asian boy's hand and discreetly passes him a bag of coke) Why do you always have to ask that?
Asian boy: (smiles, then gives back the bag after a beat) No. I can't do that tonight. I'm working tomorrow.
White boy: (teasing) Working? When did that ever stop you from doing it?
Asian boy: (adamantly) Tonight. Excuse me. I need to go check on my friends. (leaves)