Sunday, October 30, 2005
"That's pretty ugly," she declares. "But it's 40% off," he notes.
"Oh," she recants, "it looks better at 40% off."
Saturday, October 29, 2005
She stops to ask for directions. He stands there perplexed as she looks around her new SUV. She sheepishly opens her door.
"Sorry, I don't know how to roll down the window."
Thursday, October 27, 2005
"I was toying around with a new logo," he shares. "Great!" she beams, "you can do the monthly newsletter!"
'Now how did THAT happen?' he wonders.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
"You ordered another drink?" she admonishes, "you can barely stand up!"
He smiles, "that's why I'm sitting down."
Monday, October 24, 2005
He goes on and on, singing their praise... until she finally admits, "we didn't do that project."
"Oh," he says through blushing cheeks, "well, I'm sure you guys did something worth bragging about."
Sunday, October 23, 2005
They stand staring at the tiny tents on the shelf. "My dog would love that," she exclaims. "They're just displays for real tents," he explains.
"Oh?" she wonders, "then where do they keep the real dog tents?"
Saturday, October 22, 2005
"You know what bugs me about this country?" he stammers... "every idiot thinks he knows it all."
The other guy looks him over... "obviously!"
Friday, October 21, 2005
"I used to love Gilligan's Island," he says. "Did you go there on vacation?" she asked. "It was a TV show on a deserted island," he patiently explained.
"Oh, you mean like Lost!" she exclaims to the man suddenly feeling old.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
He sits awkwardly in his wheelchair, while the nurse struggles to maneuver him along. She's determined to carry on, to make sure he gets what he needs...
...a cigarette outside.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
She waits for the elevator door to close before she chimes in. "I sure hope these don't break down like the North ones did.... they were down for hours!"
They watch the numbers move very closely.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Every time she tries to take a picture, her camera turns off. Suddenly she realizes that's the wrong button.
A flash of brilliance!
Sunday, October 16, 2005
He sits and stares at his computer screen at 3 am. He reads through the haze and tries to think up something clever to write.
All he can type is "why am I up?"
Friday, October 14, 2005
He's stuck sitting next to the office chatterbox. As news spreads of the meeting's delay, her tirade begins.
Time to kill has a whole new meaning.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Today's the start of the new job. They show her the copy room, the coffee room, the bathrooms, Bob, Jim, Alice, John, Aaron, SarahKarenBeckyJoeAndrewMichaelMichele... then leave her alone in her cube.
She looks around and sighs.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
She walks inside to pick up her lunch order. He comes by to clean and takes her newspaper; leaving her upset when she returns.
No news is not good news.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
"I don't want to bother you," she says. "You're not bothering me," he replies. "Good, I have a new project that's due this Friday," she beams.
"OK, now you're bothering me."
Sunday, October 09, 2005
The red rose twirls around her fingers as she waits alone at the bus stop. She smells it then waves it like a conductor's wand.
The evening playing out again in her mind.
Friday, October 07, 2005
"So I was afraid he was going to throw the fish head at me," he tells his friend. "Was he crazy?" asks the friend.
"He was carrying around a fish head... hello!"
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
They didn't get along at first. Now they snuggle into the night.
Cats are funny people.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
They walk past the gardener. "I love the smell of fresh cut grass," he says.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
He hits her, kicks her, knocks her to the ground.
You think he's bad to the doll, you should see what his sister does.
Saturday, October 01, 2005
He sits and stares in her direction. She smiles and blushes, but he doesn't notice.
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