DIANA: Good morning!
JEN: Dude, it’s almost 1pm.
DIANA: I had a long night.
JEN: I’m not going to ask.
DIANA: Phew! You don’t wanna.
JEN: Diana. It’s after noon. Everybody knew that at the crack of dawn.
DIANA: Yeah… do you really think his brother Raúl will succeed him?
JEN: Looks like it.
DIANA: If so, y’know, people tend to believe that he’ll steer Cuba’s economy in the direction of China or Vietnam. Like, that beautiful co-existence of capitalism and communism. And sometimes, if you’re lucky, corruption!
JEN: Ten bucks on China.
DIANA: I’ll see your ten and raise ya twenty for Vietnam!
JEN: It’s rich, but I’ll take that bet… Go China. (waves a tiny flag)
DIANA: Hooray for Vietnam! (waves a tiny flag)
JEN: This is an odd wager. But I have a case of the Mondays… on Tuesday. My brain feels like it’s filled with cotton.
DIANA: Speaking of brains filled with cotton, did you hear what George Dubya had to say about Cuba today?
JEN: What did he say–”Where’s Cuba?”
DIANA: No! Better! I believe it was something like, “The international community should work with the Cuban people to begin to build institutions that are necessary for democracy…this transition ought to lead to free and fair elections — and I mean free, and I mean fair — not these kind of staged elections that the Castro brothers try to foist off as true democracy.“
JEN: HAHAHAHAHAHA! No he did not!!!
DIANA: Yuk yuk yuk! YES HE DID!
JEN: (wiping tears of laughter) Free and fair!
DIANA: (rolling on the floor, snorting) “Not these kind of staged elections…” BWAhahAhAhahaha!!!!
JEN: I think milk just came out of my nose.
DIANA: Seriously, just thinking about the last two U.S. presidential elections really gives me the chuckles.
JEN: El Oh El, dude.
DIANA: Totally. Boy that’s funny.
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