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Marcelo in the Real World

Marcelo in the Real World


by Francisco X. Stork

Marcelo in the Real World Chapter 9 Summary

  • Marcelo's having lunch and contemplating the ways he's succeeding at his job. He can go places by himself, for example, as long as he sticks to a pre-printed map.
  • As he finishes his sandwich and is about to head back to the mailroom, he's intercepted by Wendell, who wants to talk about—what else?—Jasmine.
  • Amazingly enough, Jasmine won't go out with him. Imagine that. But he wants to know if she ever talks about him to Marcelo.
  • Marcelo says no, and the conversation turns into one more of Wendell's lectures about women, including how the secretaries at the law firm are all hot in some way.
  • Blah, blah, blah. Wendell's even more of a one-track mind than Marcelo, and his track is headed nowhere good. He leaves Marcelo wondering what exactly makes a woman attractive, and if he himself could ever feel attraction.
  • Back in the mailroom, Marcelo reports to Jasmine that Wendell thinks she's beautiful, and she tells Marcelo that Wendell can't be trusted.
  • There's that word again: trust. It's safe to say it totally confounds our friend Marcelo.

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