Bette: I've been silent for almost ten days.
Bus Stop Guy: Someone have you locked up?
Bette: Nope, it was entirely voluntary. I just escaped from a silent retreat. I couldn't do it; I could not reach a higher plane no matter how hard I tried. Sometimes I would start to feel like it was gonna happen but then it just never did. So, you know what, I left. I'm a meditation retreat drop-out.