October 13, 2003
Sunday in the Cafe with Scott
Two girls, ten or eleven years old, are having lunch together with their families. They're absorbed in a matter of great import. They speak furtively, but loudly enough to be heard across the room, where we sit in a corner booth with our coffee and bagels, reading the Sunday Times.
Girl1: Hey, you know that song, "Stacy's Mom"?
Girl1: Do you know what it's about? "Stacy's mom has got it going on." Do you know what that means?
Girl2: No, what?
Girl1: "Stacy's mom has got it going on." Stacy's friend likes her mom, not her!
Girl2: (gasps, scandalized) No way!
Girl1: (smugly) Yeah! Like, nobody knew what that meant.