in the thick of things

he pointed to the burger and looked up at the waitress. “i didn’t ask for mayo,” he said kindly, almost apologetically.

for a moment, he thought her mind went blank as she stared absently into his skull. then she picked up the bun and slid it over the edge of the table, squeezing the mayo onto the clean surface. she threw back the bun on the patty and walked off.

this movie scene comes to mind now and again. when you speak like that, my feelings feel like paste, dangling thick and lardy in the stupid space between us, while you move on.


About tali2

I am a recent grad of the wonderful English major. Though I don't regret studying English one bit, I realize why my teachers, parents, friends, and imaginary mentors warned me against it: Because it leads you nowhere. But it did give me great writing skills which I hope to continue honing in this blog as I chronicle the tribulations of the terrible job hunt in the terrible job market of NYC. And I hope that my blog reminds fellow unemployed recent grads that you are not alone, inspires some hope within us, while presenting a snapshot of our lives to others who do not share the same self-imposed troubles.
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