We all talked at once to a baffled clerk and thought, or pretended to think, that we were being very funny. . . .
This continues the idea that this group has an elevated sense of self-importance. They think every joke that comes out of their mouthes is hilarious, even though the clerk’s reaction says otherwise.
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