“Really, all the good reviews in the world don’t amount to more than they’re meant,” says Daryl, “to, amount to, mean, to, er, help, I appear to be trapped in this sentence and I don’t know how to get out.”
“Go meta,” says Janis, grinning. “That’s my secret trick for getting out of anything.”
Daryl laughs. “Man, you should tell that to, like, criminals. It’s not a jail if you think outside it!”
“I didn’t mention that I was in prison, did I?” says Janis, fiddling with her fork.
Going meta! thinks Daryl frantically. I am going meta right now!