I don’t want to be at work today.
“Who does?” said the blind man to the lamp post.
“Who does indeed.” I whispered in his ear. He smiles knowingly, the whiskers of three days growth bristling against his scarf colored and twisted like a churro around his neck.
“Maybe we should get a cup-o-coffee at the milk store.” he speaks now to the location of my voice.
“The milk store is just a regular Vons; they sell everything there,” I informed him.
“And they have coffee and stop telling me things I already know.”
We make our way over through the parking lot, then inside to the cafe/deli/bakery/shoe repair section of the store. I decline the flu shot/large coffee combo and settle for the mini paper cup of the brewed caffeine vehicle.
“So tempted by the honey pot, eh?”
“Yes. I mean I was.” I didn't care for how that sounded. “I mean I was for a little but I was just getting ahead of myself again.”
The bucther behind the counter hands over two dogs to a lady pogo-ing an inch off the ground in excitement. I look down in pity for the poor animals only to be disgusted by what I see.
There is no good reason for this.