Not Now

You look familiar. You come here often?

What? Are you kidding?

No. Seriously. It’s like a deja vu or something.

Does that line ever work for you?

No. You’re my first time.

Ha. I don’t think I’ve ever been anyone’s first time.

Well, there’s a first time for everything.

Yeah, and there’s a last time. Nice to meet you.

Wait a minute. I didn’t mean to make you uncomfortable. Look, it wasn’t… Ok. Let me just say, you have beautiful eyes.

Thank you. But…

Can I buy you another drink? You don’t have any pressing business do you? I mean… Well never mind…

Rum and coke. But not the Bacardi shit.

Black Barrel?

They have that here? Oh wait, let me guess. You get a cut.

Yes they do, and no I don’t… Rum and coke with Black Barrel for the lady?

Thank you. Again.

Look, it’s not like that. I’m not expecting or planning…,

Yeah, you don’t look like your expecting, maybe more like first trimester.

Hey, I could use more exercise, I know.

You like to go for walks?

Depends where. I seldom have any motivation…. OK, I’m motivated. You have a nice smile.


No don’t say it. I’m just saying…

Thank you.

Ok. You’re welcome.


Yeah I’m married.

Oh I see. To a woman?

Yeah, and I love her.

I’ll bet…. I don’t care. I mean, I’m glad you’re happy.

Well I didn’t say that.

Sounds complicated.

That’s an understatement.

Got kids?

Are we girlfriends here? Yeah, I got kids. And I love them to death.

And you’re not happy.

That has nothing to do with them. That’s all on me. I’m not making excuses either. It just could be a hell of a lot better.

You got that right.

You married?

I don’t know you well enough to answer that.



Hmmm. Sounds complicated.

I don’t get it.

I think it’s society.

Oh yeah?

Yeah. All the marriage stuff, taxes, jobs…


Death. Illness. Fucking cancer. Fucking health care. Fucking insurance. Fucking traffic. Fucking assholes every fucking where.

Got that right.

You have pretty hands.

Will you shut the fuck up?

No really you do.

It’s not my best feature.

Oh no?


You call that a kiss?

Welll….. Mmm. Damned.

I still don’t know you.

OK. Got it. I swear I know you from somewhere.

You watch porn?

Get the fuck out of here.


Damned. But no, that’s not it. I know you from somewhere in real life.

Real life huh?

Wait a minute. Acting class. Five years ago. Who was that guy?


Vance yeah. What an asshole.

No shit. How do you think I ended up…?

But you were pretty good. What was that thing.. I don’t remember. But you were pretty good.

Just not too memorable.

Hey come on. I use go to that class loaded. I’m lucky I remember anything.

So you don’t remember the Christmas party…?

Holy shit. That was you?

No that was my friend, Jean. But I watched.

Get out a here. I don’t remember…

No shit…. You had a nice body.

Yeah? What you mean, had?

Well obviously…

Hey, the light’s bad in here…. I’m..

Hey lighten up. I’m just fucking with you.

You’re pretty cool.

Alright, that’s enough. I gotta go.

Want another drink?


Oh now I see. You’re an alcoholic.

I’m not a fucking alcoholic, mother fucker. I just enjoy a few drinks.

Got it. I don’t think there is such a thing anyway. It’s just some trumped up societal label for people who need to feel superior to beautiful women, and maybe smart good looking guys. And you’re pretty when you get mad.

Ha. You’re funny.

Another rum and coke for the lady?

Thank you.

You don’t have to be so polite.

I know I don’t have to be.

I know I don’t know you. But I know I like you.

I like you too. Just keep your fucking distance.

The drinks must be working.

Yeah. Totally. Pretty soon I’ll be so blitzed, I’ll probably let you have your way with me.

Sounds like a party.

Yeah, one night stands. Story of my life.

Not this time.

Oh. Too loyal to the wife.

Yeah I am. But that’s not what I mean.

I know a good place to go walking.

Yeah? Me too.


Anywhere with you.

Ha. You’re funny.

You’re repeating yourself.

Thank you.

Ok. You’re gone.

You call that a kiss?

Maybe I should practice more.

Yeah, maybe you should.

This is going nowhere, isn’t it.

Nowhere and everywhere.

An interesting paradox.

Or deja vu.

You’re funny.

Thank you.

What were we talking about.

Ah, we weren’t talking.

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