A girl behind me says, "What? Booties?"
I said, "No, Buddhist. As in Buddhism?"
And she says, "What? You made that word up."
I'm just too flabbergasted to speak. The Networker, next to me, tries to formulate response. "No, it's a religion... really more of a philosophy, and it's all about peace and meditation and... you know, the Dalai Lama's religion?"
The girl's face clearly says, 'Dolly Llama? Now I know you're making this shit up.'
And that was when I realized that, as horrific as it was that a girl made it at least two semesters into college without knowing that Buddhism was a Thing, the whole conversation was just about the funniest thing that had happened to me all morning, even though only two hours prior, I had seen a genuine pair of parachute pants marching their was across the quad.
It would have been the funniest thing to happen ever, but, well, "Who threw that ham at me?"