- Allowing light to show through
"I wish walls were diaphanous."
"That's a little random. And pervy."
"No, no. Think about it: If everyone could see through walls a lot of things could be avoided."
"Like ... ?"
"Like walking in on a conversation ... about leg waxing. Or warts. Or having to fake excitement over a crappy gift because everyone's already seen how crappy it is. Or -"
"Or fund raising door-to-door, because, hey, I can see you inside your house, eating your potato chips by the television, mister!"
"... a little bitter there?"
"A little. Fifth grade was not my best year."
"But you get the point - by having nothing to hide behind, people would be a lot more honest, kinder, real. None of this pretentious crap. We'd just be."
"You know, I never imagined you to be such a philosophical soul."
"See - if these walls were diaphanous, you would have known all along."
"Maybe. But I still think you were talking about seeing into dressing rooms."