"Are you kidding?" she asked. "I was bored out of my mind at the first competition."
I was dumbfounded. "But there were hundreds of other high school students there! Your BFF was there! You got to be on a college campus and now you get to go to Chicago!"
"No way am I going, " she countered. "I got almost no phone reception all day and then my phone died so I couldn't even surf the Internet or talk to my friends at home."
You can be certain that when I think of a good response, I'm going to text it to her.