Monday, July 18, 2011

In the Lobby of a Theater

I was at a musical in Lockport on Saturday and I saw a kid who used to come in to Caffe Aroma when I worked there. We'll call him Randy. He worked at a local sub shop and he would trade us fries and chicken finger subs for large lattes. He used to have a crush on one of my co-workers and she kind of had a crush on him. Until she went out on a date with him.

He came up to me and asked how I was and what I was doing now that I wasn't at the caffe anymore and then I made the mistake of asking him what he has been up to:

Oh, well, you know I was into Martial Arts right? Well I was working at a studio in North Buffalo and I was on top of the world... everything was great, I was making money and feeling good and then I relapsed. I don't know why, but I did and with what I was into it takes a lot to come back from it, so I told the guy who was in charge of the karate studio and he fired me. Then I relapsed a few more times and got kicked out of my house and... so, yeah. But I've been clean for 5 months now, which is something, I guess?


Why do people feel the need to tell their ENTIRE LIFE STORY (especially when their life story is so horrible) to people in the lobby of a theater in Lockport? I felt so uncomfortable. How do you respond to that?

"Oh, well... at least you're clean"?
"That sucks dude. So do you go to the caffe anymore?"?


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