Thursday, February 02, 2006

Different Names For The Same Thing 

Terry walked into the office yesterday morning and said that him and Tabs had split up.
He said he didn’t know what to do.
I suggested he could always try what everybody else does when they finish with someone.
“What’s that?” he asked.
“Write some really bad poetry and put it up on the internet.”

As an off the cuff remark I thought it worked fairly well, but didn’t really merit a blog post in it’s own right. And tact-wise, I suppose it was slightly wide of the mark.

This morning they announced their engagement. Clearly this was good news, but I’d wanted to find out more about who had dumped whom, what was said, the juicy stuff, and now it all seemed kind of irrelevant.

When the fuss had died down a bit, I caught up with him by the vending machine.
“Never underestimate the power of bad poetry,” I said. “Let me buy you one of those cake things.”
“Why don’t you just piss off?” he said, and I laughed and knew that everything was alright between us again.

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