Now this girl in the following conversation was one that somehow me and my friend always seemed to come across in social situations, and there was only ONE thing she ever seemed to want to talk about. After about the 394820394824th time she made this statement, we decided to tell her that we thought she was stupid, so perhaps it's a self-mock that we didn't tell her to shut up the first time we met her.
I may not be remembering this conversation exactly as it was, but these are definitely all things that this girl has said at least once if not about ten times before.
Girl: You have to understand, the Islam religion promotes the use of violence as the way to reach salvation. That's why you get Muslim terrorists, because it's the basis of their belief system.
Friend: Er, I don't think that's quite right.
Girl: It is! I'm telling you, if you read the Qur'an, that's basically all the scriptures say.
Friend: What, that they need to be terrorists?
Girl: Yes. It was on the news.
Friend: Well, maybe you should read more than one news source before making such an offensive opinion about ALL the Muslims in the world.
Girl: That's hardly the point, like I'm really going to spend all of my life researching Islam. Do you know how many books there must be out there about it? At the end of the day, all books are just propaganda, so how can I believe any of them?
Me: Well, you seem to believe this news story at any rate.
Girl: I have to have an opinion about the world, don't I?
Me: Maybe you should base your opinions on more than just a headline or whatever it was you saw.
Girl: Yeah, I don't really have the time to do that. I have a life.
Friend: Then stop making generalisations and don't talk about politics.
Girl: I wouldn't, but that's all anyone seems to care about these days. To be honest, I can't really see how it affects my life, so I well can't be bothered with it.
Me: You don't think the political situation in general affects us all?
Girl: No, I said it doesn't affect me. I'm an Economics student.
Friend: And you think politics doesn't affect you?
I think we got tired of her after about five minutes and just gave up. This conversation took place about two months into our first year and I just avoided her from then on. I thankfully never see her around anymore, my guess is she found other people who also "had lives" to make friends with.
[Ordering Chinese, but the guy was clearly English from his accent and fluency]
Take-out man: Can I get your number?
Friend: It's the one I'm calling on.
Take-out man: Which number is that?
Friend: ...er. It's (recites her number, i.e. the one she's using to make the call).
Take-out man: Is this the same number you're calling me on now?
Friend: Can you not see the number I'm calling on?
Take-out man: Oh! You're right, it is the same number.
Friend: That's fine, we'd like to order-
Take-out man: Sorry, can you just give me your number again? I'm afraid I've lost it.
Friend: I thought you just said you could see the number I was calling on! That's the number I gave you!
Take-out man: Oh wait, is it 01273 675676?
Friend: No. That's your number.
Friend: I'm so glad I'm not studying Geology. I was really terrible at remembering all those dates and events in school.
Other Friend: Dates and events?
Friend: Argh, it's been a long day. I meant chronology or whatever.
Other Friend: What are you talking about?
Friend: I have no idea. But it's a good thing I'm not doing History either.
Guy: [At 12pm] I was too hungover to go to this meeting I had today.
Me: Heh, well, it happens to all of us. When was it?
Guy: We were meant to meet at 8pm.
Me: Um, it's only 12pm, you know.
Guy: [Looks at his mobile] Christ, you're right.
Me: Did you not, like, take a look at the position of the sun in the sky?
Guy: ...I'm fairly hungover.