Sussana “Suze” Domanski, 24, wanted to be a veejay until she was a teenager and witnessed the arrival of Ravin’ Raymond Munz. She says MTV ended that day, for her at least. For those that make being a teenager a real occupation, to be a slacker into the new century would take a great deal of self-direction and steadfast dedication to keeping it casual.
Casual Men: Its not about fashion, is it?
Suze: Well fashion just means that whatever you’re talking about is eventually going to die and dissapear, and the things that really describe me are pretty elemental, i mean, continuous. Anyway, shut up. I thought you were going to ask me about….remember…what i told you…
CM: The messages! I dont fully understand yet.
Suze: My phone is cursed, or blessed, its hard to say which. Its like a Romani put a little spell on it or something.
CM: thats racist.
Suze: Im sorry, a wizard put a spell on it. Fuck you. So this is it: I get a lot of wrong numbers calling me, more than most people. I dont know why, but there are two specific women who call me A LOT and leave messages even though i’ve told them its the wrong number. They both leave messages for these guys.
CM: Like romantic?
Suze: Ok, the one woman who is romantic is always saying shit like “i need you to give me a ride to the animal hospital tomorrow, i dont have my car this week. if you dont call me back ill know you cant do it. please call me back, i never hear from you anymore. i wish you could come over tonight, etc etc”…and i get these things and theyre so interesting that i dont want it to end, but its like, he’s not calling her back because she is obviously calling me and not him.
CM: right, and so the other one?
Suze: Its a woman calling some guy named Marble Smith. She calls to say that he didn’t come and shovel her walk way or cut her lawn like he said he would do. All these complaints all the time about this guy not showing up to do his chores. I swear to god these things are like amazing. I dont know what to do about it, they keep coming and when i see the number flashing on my phone im like “shit, do i end this now or do i get myself another message.”
CM: it seems wrong to me.
Suze: i hate you.