[A Few Weeks Later, I'm In A Fluorescent-lit Classroom In Chelsea Awaiting The Start Of The Official Mensa Test. I'm Sitting Next To A Guy Who's Doing A Series Of Elaborate Neck Stretches, Like We're About To Engage In A Vigorous Rugby Match. He's Neatly Laid Out Four Types Of Gum On His Formica Desk: Juicy Fruit, Wrigley Spearmint, Big Red, And Eclipse. I Hate This Guy. I Hope To God He's Not A Genius.]

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