Breadstix! Kurt, Blaine, and Mercedes are sitting at a booth. Blaine is still wearing his school uniform. Nerd. Kurt and Blaine are going on about gay marriage. They're right, of course, but by the time you're my age these conversations are much less fulfilling than they are when you're a baby gay. They ask Mercedes what she thinks, but she has totally spaced out and doesn't even know what they're talking about. Blaine suggests they discuss something that interests her as well. Kurt: "I know, let's play a game. On the count of three, name your favorite 2010 Vogue cover." Mercedes is excited by this game as I would be. Which is to say, not at all. But Kurt and Blaine both pick the same one (of course). We then hear Kurt and Blaine's conversation from the point of view of Mercedes: "Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay. Gay-gay-gay!" And then something falls out of Kurt's mouth. He holds up a little pink handbag and tells her, "Oh my gosh, I open my mouth and a little purse falls out." Mercedes is saved from the attack of the aging yet apt gay clichés by the arrival of the waitress, who is happy to let her order off the menu, since it seems that all the kids from McKinley have been asking for tots lately.
Music room. Holly is supervising some band kids in repainting the room, replacing the blue with some sunshiny yellow. Will enters and praises her on the speed with which she's moved in on his job. She dismisses the painters, and they have a debate about whether it's more important to be a good teacher or a fun teacher. You can guess which side of the debate each of them is on. Holly wants to relate to the kids and get them to like her. Will wants to teach them how to become adults, which means teaching them about the importance of doing the stuff they don't always like to do. Also, and unlike Holly, he doesn't think it's very helpful to cater to kids' sense of self-importance. Amen, brother. When a kid does something great, Will praises the kid. Holly tweets about it. [ She has a computer, a smartphone and an internet hookup. That certainly gives her the edge! - Gustave] But what it really comes down to is that good teaching jobs are hard to come by, so Holly is more than happy to snatch Will's job out from under him.