STUDENT: Excuse me, could you help me on the computers?
SOLIPSIST: I can try.
STU: I'm trying to get on the regular internet.
SOL: The "regular" internet?
STU: Yeah, you know, I want to look at, like, job listings and stuff.
SOL: Oh, OK, let me see what you're doing.
(I go over to the computer he's using. There appears to be a Word document open.)
STU: You can close that.
(I close the document and click the Explorer icon. The college's homepage pops up immediately.)
SOL: OK, well, it seems to be working now.
STU: No, I want to get to the regular internet. This just takes me to the college's internet.
SOL: Oh. Well. Um. What does the "regular" internet look like?
STU: It says "Yahoo."
SOL: OK. Well, you see that rectangle? If you type "yahoo" in there, it will open up the regular internet.
STU: Really? (He sits down.) Capital 'y'?
SOL: Sure why not.
STU: (Types 'yahoo' and opens the regular internet.) Cool. You're awesome!
It's true. I am awesome.