Now I Understand
by Jerry Guarino
Sam, remember when we
were in 4th grade, that night your sister Susan
went to the college dance?
Sure do Joey. Why?
I was just thinking. We didnt know
why she was dressed that way or what goes on at a
college. In just a couple years, well be in
Hopefully said Sam.
Well, yes, hopefully. Its kind of
funny how life has changed in just five years.
You said it Sam. I wonder what life will be
like five years from now.
Yeah, I wonder.
Youll probably still be dating Sarah,
maybe even getting engaged.
And youll probably still be dating
Mary, if youre not married by then.
Could be. Weve been going out for six
months now. Unless Im playing college
football. You know those guys have lots of
Hey, you still want to be a doctor?
Sure. They make loads of money and drive
fancy cars. I just have to get my science grades
up. I think you have to get at least a B
in science to get into medical school.
All Bs in science, I
think. Nothing lower.
Wow. You think?
Sure. They dont want any doctors who
What about math; Im failing math.
No, math doesnt count; you dont
need to know math to be a doctor.
Good. Hey, what do you want to be?
I dont know. Maybe an engineer. I
could design computer games and make lots of
money. Im really good on my X-Box.
I thought you were failing math.
No, you dont need math to study
computers, just be good at gaming.
So, in a few years well be rich.
Maybe well want prettier girls by then.
Yeah. Better not get tied down with Sarah
OK, but we should still take them to the
sophomore dance, right?
Yeah. I think that would be OK. We can let
them down easy in the summer. Give us time to
plan for the future.
Hey what about your sister? How is she
Susan. Yeah, shes in college, but
dating different guys. She says nothing serious.
Really? But shes like 22. I thought
by then girls are all engaged.
I guess not. But they sure are pretty in
college. I was over at their library the other
day and you wouldnt believe these girls.
Totally. They all have long, straight hair
and big boobs. And none of them have acne like
high school girls.
Wow. Good thing were not getting tied
down with Sarah and Mary.
Yeah. But theyre nice girls. Got my
first feel with her. What about you?
We did it last Saturday?
You what! No way.
I swear. Her parents were out and we were
watching a movie, I know what you did
last summer with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Well, we were making out when I saw
Jennifer with a tight top on. My boner sprung to
life. I thought it was going to pop my pants.
So Mary saw it and thought she was getting
me hot. She got so excited she started to take
her top off. By then, it was all she wrote.
Dang. When were you going to tell me?
Mary said we should keep it a secret.
You did. For 3 days. Gimme five!
Yeah. Now you cant tell anyone. If
Mary found out, shed never let me have it
You can trust me man. So, you have that
movie on DVD?
I told Sarah we should stay in Saturday and
watch a movie. Her parents are going out.
The future is bright, my friend. Ill
get you the DVD.
Im just glad were guys.
Yeah. Its a lot of work being a girl.
I hear you Joey. I hear you.