To protect their anonymity, I have assigned pseudonyms to my former roommates
"Mack": People at work talk about the houses they're buying or looking at, but they only ever talk about the square footage, just reciting statistics. I notice things like wood, structural things. Not - if you took this house, and removed all the furniture, and all the walls, how much area would you have.
"Dean": This is my girlfriend. She displaces 11.8 liters of water.
"Mack" I guess it's just assumed that every house has grey carpet, white walls, and a big garage. Maybe I'm alone in this.
Sean: (extending arms) My new house holds *this* much popcorn.