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John relates how he hates school, and used pull pranks at school such as putting firecrackers in the bathroom. He says that now that he is a sophomore, he has "given up that kid stuff," except for writing on desks.
Lorraine, John relates, has had a "miserable look on her face ever since the Pigman died," but she has started to become livelier and more opinionated since they started working on the memorial.
He and Lorraine had a disagreement about his use of curse words in the memorial, but reached a compromise when he agreed to represent curses like this: @#$% or 3@#$% for "the raunchiest curse you can think of."
He says he has to go because Lorraine is "panting to get at the typewriter."