“It’s for his birthday,” I said.
“You’re giving your dad compost starter for his birthday??” the Home Depot guy exclaimed. “I would disown my daughter if she gave me this for a present!”
“My dad doesn’t want us to give him gifts, so I only give him practical things. He needs compost starter.”
“I would disown her," he said emphatically.
Chupa and his friend Jonic spent the evening singing and jamming along to Daniel Caesar’s “Get You,” which requires a lot of falsetto and features the lyric, “everything I need's . . . between . . . those thighs.”