posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 05:42 AM
I am usually the sort of bloke who always helps someone.. I used to sit with the homeless here, and just give them someone who would listen, without
wanting or asking for anything in return.
Today Was not a day I expected to be anything.. I woke in a foul mood, the world still stank of it's effortless efforts of decay..
I had to go pick up an item from a store, knowing today was going to be filled with walking.. I know, I'll just get drunk first!! ahha problem
solved, turn the day into a journey of obnoxious extents.
I packed up everything, grab my walking bottle and head off. "What wonder will await," I ponder... "not much, it's only thursday.." I
I make it the 45 minutes to the main carousel. A sea of human soup, filled with all manner of detritus and decay.. They're everywhere.. Oh god...
I sit inside for a brief moment, determined to avoid any eye contact, and persuade the world that I am not even there.. and it works.. I meander
through the decadence, the sordid monstrosity that is what now is considered society, and from the other side I am greeted with the open road and the
store I need to attend.
Transaction complete, I bid the fair maiden farewell, and off! Off I go. but that one thing captures me.. stills me in it's snarl. hungry Jacks. Oh
god, the stench of burnt meat sweltering in hot oil is just too much to pass by. I succumb.. I enter into that hellish abode, and find myself at the
back of a long queue, with but one till in attendance.
Never mind, the allure of the decaying fruits of death entice me still..
Suddenly, I hear a whisper... I look, and there she is.. a woman, or adult child of some description.. her face of an angel, her eyes so besotting me
, but her lips and words, of a hundred addictions...
"''Scuse mate, you getting a burger, or a meal or something?"
"I'm getting a burger.. Why?"
"Can you do me a favour, scan this and get me a sundae?"
She hands me her phone, the screen showing a bar code with the words 'Free Sundae' and a timer ticking down.. I wonder just what sort of trap this
is, but see her, begging me... I succumb.
"Sure.." I say, her phone as cracked and broken as her life.. how can I resist.
I order my heart attack in a bun, dripping with mayo and death, and ask "Can you scan this also?"
"ok..." the lackadaisical languishing lady says... "Uhh, have you already used this?"
"No.." I reply, insisting she just get on with it, and stop dallying.
"Ok, I just get manager.."
I look to the lass who has persuaded me into this sordid silliness, and she looks sad.. My reluctance retreats.
"Ok, Ahh, this is only with burger. You can choose from this menu."
I peer across the menu, nothing under $12... so I am stuck in a quandary... Tell this feeble young starving harlot that she can hop it, or... do what
my soul insists... "What flavour sundae you want?"
"Caramel!" her eyes bright and her voice lifted.
I get her the bacoun cheeseburger deluxe with everything, and her sundae..
She has no idea, and says "Where's your burger?"
"I've gotta order it now, you own me a burger!" I smile.. she still isn't sure.
"Nah, you have that, it's your burger!"
"No, just enjoy your meal hey.."
"Oh thank you, I can wait, hey.. get yours!" she beamed, still unsure why a big hairy bastard didn't tell her to get nicked, I'm sure.
"Nah, I gotta go soon, but no worries."
And before I could even ask her name, she was gone...
Walked in there, after a hell walk through piles of selfish things, and left with a smile.. I hope she enjoyed her sundae.. was well worth the price
to see her smile.