Turns out the guidance counselor is also the wrestling coach, and he remembers seeing Evelyn in the gym talking to the sheriff. "I'm actually here about his son," says Evelyn, and the guidance counselor says, "Okay," instead of, "Okay. And who might you be?" He just asks, "Is something wrong?" and Evelyn ignores this and just asks how Travis's grades are, and he says they're "not great" because Travis is "bright but not conventionally bright" and he falls through the cracks since teachers don't know how to teach kids like that. Or something. I was too busy being flabbergasted at this guy divulging confidential information like this. Also, Travis's mom is dead; Travis has an aunt in Hamilton (another Canadian place-name), but the counselor thinks she's out of the picture, so you know she'll turn up at some point. Does Travis have any friends? No, not really, says the counselor, laughing a bit. And when Evelyn asks if Travis ever exhibits any violent tendencies, the counselor, speaking as the wrestling coach, says, "I wish!" and explains that Travis, who's not a "naturally born athlete," is only on the team as a favour to his father. And Evelyn says it's probably not a lot of fun when you're getting "trounced on [sic]" by boys twice your size. The counselor says, "Sometimes a good ass-kicking is just what a boy needs to keep him in line," and Evelyn asks if Sheriff Loco agrees with him, and The Worse Guidance Counselor Ever tacitly agrees by explaining that the sheriff is a single parent doing his best to turn his boy into a man. So Evelyn throws the "little ass-kicking" line back in his face, and the counselor says the sheriff is "one of the good guys" and whatever goes on in that house is none of his business, which is absolutely hilarious coming from Counselor Blabbermouth here. Evelyn says she thinks it is his business, and they glare at each other, and the counselor says, "I think I'm done talking to you," and Evelyn strolls out of there.
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