As everyone leaves, Rory reminds Paris that the whole point of having an informal gathering of the officers was to let everyone get to know each other, and not have Paris Patton around for an hour spouting agenda. Paris says that she's student body president, and that's her job. Rory shows Paris that they didn't pass out the donuts or coffee that they bought. They didn't get to bond or know each other. Paris snaps, "Jeez, Rory, we've been sitting in a room together for sixty minutes. What else do you want, a ring?" Francie super-sweetly walks over to Paris and says with utter nice-nice that she's so happy for Paris and can't wait to have a great year working together. Paris basically grunts in return, never looking up from her paperwork on the table. Francie says goodbye to Rory and says, "You two will make a great team." "Yes," Paris says, her head still down. "The jerseys are coming on Friday." Paris tells Rory that she's going to draft a demand for the librarian's resignation tonight and wants Rory to read it tomorrow. Rory asks if Paris is sure that the first things she wants to do in office is get a ninety-three-year-old woman sacked. Paris says it's not like she's putting her on an iceberg and shoving her out to sea, an understandable punishment when you factor in that you can't find the Shakespeare section without psychic powers but the CliffsNotes version practically smacks you in the face when you walk in the building. "And we're off," Rory says.
Independence Inn. The exterminator's hard at work behind Lorelai as Sookie stresses that a vegetarian menu was requested for tonight. She says she thought Lorelai put a mandate against vegetarians at the Inn. Lorelai says that Sookie was the one who secreed no more vegetarians at the Inn. Sookie wanted to make her baked stuffed pork chops tonight. Lorelai tells her to make those for the other guests and make pasta for the vegetarian party. Sookie moans and groans that pasta is so boring, and that she's an artist and can't work under these conditions. Lorelai moves a package to the back of the room (did she ever give Sookie her wedding photos?) and tells her that artists can make art out of any medium. That's why they're artists. Sookie goes, "So, today's your big lunch with Emily." Didn't she just make those plans yesterday afternoon around four? Because Sookie would have only found out about it, like, ten minutes ago. Lorelai says she should just cancel, since there's no way Emily wants to meet to announce she's joining the circus. Sookie says she can't cancel, since she's meeting her in an hour. Lorelai says this meeting goes against every rule in the Gilmore survival handbook: "Number one -- no running with scissors. Number two -- no pageboy haircuts. Number three -- never, ever have lunch alone with a mother."