OFF THE CUFF
Guy 1: “So I told her, ‘yes, this is my first time too…’ “
Guy 2: (Laughs).
Guy 1: “She said she was nervous; I said yea me too, but we’ll go slow…”
Guy 2: “Whatever it takes, dude.”
Laughter and high fives.
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Man pumping gas: (Silence).
Female Companion: “….and if you had not flunked out of auto body, you dumb ass, we wouldn’t be in this mess.”
I look the man in the eye as he caps his tank, feeling as if I am invading his space.
Her voice is fading as she climbs inside the truck. He looked back at me in his rear view mirror. My eyes asked him:
” How long has it been since you listened to her?”
What have you heard today?