The study group has been together for two weeks and Jeff Winger has already made the habit of showing up late to their study sessions, so much so that they are discussing talking about it with him when he arrives. Pierce Hawthorne, the oldest in the group, volunteers.
Pierce Hawthorne: “If you want me to have a chat with Jeff, I’d be happy to do it. We’ve got a bond going, kind of. Sorta like brothers.”
Troy Barnes: “I hope your mom didn’t make you take baths together, ‘cause one of you would’ve been, like, thirty.”
Of course, when Jeff arrives, Pierce and the others are charmed by him and say nothing confrontational, except for Britta Perry, the girl Jeff is into. After the study group, Jeff tries to get in Britta’s better graces, unsuccessfully.
Pierce: “You know, Jeff, you can’t pursue people so desperately. It starts to creep them out. Why don’t we go get a beer, I can give you some advice and we’ll have what the kids are calling a ‘Sausage Fest’.”
Jeff Winger: “I’m not much of a ‘sausage’ guy, Pierce. Maybe next time.”
In Spanish class, Senor Chang pairs up a group assignment by placing cards with either a picture or a Spanish word on them underneath the desks. Britta has a picture of a house and Jeff trades Abed Nadir for the card he has, which says “Casa.”
However, when he walks up to Britta, he discovers she traded cards with Pierce. They meet up in the library to write out their assignment, a simple conversation of five Spanish phrases. Continue Reading