Monday, August 11, 2008

big yellow taxi

I can hear them through the walls of my office, carrying on about the Man. It's hot right now and that doesn't help. Desperation and irritation and always having to wait makes it worse. I walk out thinking maybe I'll get some air and see what's what and I hear someone say go fuck yourself you fucking bitch and I'm not expecting that so I look around with a dopey smile on my face you talkin' to me? repeating on a loop in my mind like I'm Travis Bickle. I'm confused, like I'm swimming through murky water or I've just eaten too much sugar and while I've probably been called worse come on now we've never even met. You talkin' to me? But hey whatever, that's cool.

But instead of turning around and seeing what's what I keep going, I go and I glide and I think about cooler weather and cheeseburgers and all the things I'd rather be doing right now than this.


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18 comments:

Amy Y said...

September and cool relief can't come fast enough... What is it about the heat making people (myself most definitely included!) act so ugly!

thailandchani said...

Agree with Amy about the cool to come.

The heat seems to have this affect on nearly everyone but that guy... wow!

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flutter said...

So. Friggin. Hot.

QT said...

Wow - talk about uncalled for!

I love the title of this post.

wheelsonthebus said...

They won't know what they've got till it's gone.

bgirl said...

keep those thoughts strong.
though your days to come may be hot, they will be far cooler than that!

Bon said...

i'm laughing at wheels on the bus.

and now i want a cheeseburger. and i hope you get your peace soon.

Mad said...

It sounds as if you are starting to make the mental leap needed to finally leave.

Denguy said...

For the sake of others, it seems you are where you belong.

(what's all this talk about heat--it's been 75 degrees here all week!)

Christine said...

heat makes people crazy and mean. it'll pass when cool breezes come.

soon.

Jennifer said...

The ability to glide is a talent that would serve many people well.

Shania said...

No, that's not cool. Not cool at all. Good for you for just gliding on.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Everything you say, every single thing, I'm like, 'DAMN.'

Damn.

Magpie said...

Yeah, sometimes you just need a cheeseburger.

Pgoodness said...

sometimes walking away is the best for everyone involved.

mamatulip said...

Cooler weather and cheeseburgers. Sounds good to me too.

sam {temptingmama} said...

Mmmm cheeseburger!

I am so ready for cooler weather - but not winter weather, just fall.

meno said...

And don't it always seem to go?