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“Hey, what color do you like?”
“I’m totally into New Age music, do you like it too?”
“What hobbies do you enjoy?”
Somehow these things are what everyone wants to talk about lately. You’ll even hear sims declaring what they do or do not enjoy when grabbing a cup of morning coffee. I don’t really get it. Still, I am a pop-culture columnist, so I have to engage with all of your interests. That is what I am going to do today—to answer a few callers, and we will find out their interests… or disinterests, I suppose.
Oh! The line’s ringing already!

Jules
Hi, you’ve reached Jules’ Column, what’s your name? And where are you calling from?

Unknown
I thought we’re gon’na’ talk about what I like!

Jules
Um, yes, but—

Unknown
Then why did you ask about other stuff?

Jules
That’s for—

Unknown
I like violin! Are you happy now? This newspaper sucks!
[Line disconnected]

Wow… that was… something. How dare he gave me that kind of plum, who did he think he is? I am Jules from Del Sol Valley! Sims write to me for personal advices. Once a little kid even begged for my presence at his school!
Well, at least we get to know what he likes. Next call.

Jules
You’re not on the air with Jules of the Jules’ Column! This is just a recording, it’ll be converted into text.

Lupita
Oh, wow, hi! I’m Lupita from Selvadorada. I’m a long time reader.

Jules
Happy to hear that. So what kind of activities do you enjoy?

Lupita
Oh, I think I like violin.

Jules
Violin!? Anything else?

Lupita
Nope.

Jules
O…OK.

Lupita
K, bye!

Jules
Wait—
[Line disconnected]

I’m starting to think that this is a mistake… Let’s see who’s on the line next.

Jules
You’re on Jules’ Column.

Bess
Hi, I’m Bess, Bess Sterling. I’m so glad I got through the line.

Jules
Sterling? Wait, aren’t you the one who cuts off TV channels to air your Modern Development initiative ads?

Bess
Oh, Yes! Are you a follower of our cause too?

Jules
No. Your plum ads interrupted several episodes of The Urbz! You are the reason why I decided to sign up one of those streaming platforms, so that I don’t have to sit through your obnoxious rant.

Bess
Uh… all right.

Jules
Anyway, so what’s your favorite hobby.

Bess
Hmm… I think it’s violin.

Jules
Another one!? Seriously? How about fabrication? Didn’t you say you build things all the time?

Bess
Come to think of it… I don’t know, but somehow my brain is telling me that I like violin… I don’t even like classical music! Why did I spend so much time on fabricating? Should I have become a violinist instead?

Jules
How would I know? I don’t give advice to sims. I guess you should figure it out without my interruption. Bye!

I think I might’ve given her an existential crisis. Whatever, she deserves it; who on earth does and talks that much about fabrication and does not even like it?

At the end of today’s piece, I am going to share my own likes and dislikes. My favorite music genre is Pop, of course, and I really enjoy vio… vio… what the? I’ve never learned how to play, so why would I like it…?

(The recording ended abruptly. Thank you very much for reading this edition of Jules’ Column)

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