His way of answering the phone sounded like ‘Mmmyellow.’
‘I want to tell you,’ the voice on the phone said. ‘My head is filled with things to say.’
Hal held three pairs of E.T.A sweatpants in the hand that didn’t hold the phone. He saw his older brother succumb to gravity and fall back limp against the pillows. Mario often sat up and fell back still asleep.
‘I don’t mind,’ Hal said softly, ‘I could wait forever.’
‘That’s what you think,’ the voice said. The connection was cut.
— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest