Thud. Mac-Thud. (macthud) wrote,
Thud. Mac-Thud.

a Terrible Offer

I have a Terrible Offer, she said.

One hour to spare for conversation and such. In about 2-1/2 hours. In a mall.

And I'd have to drive an hour round-trip to get it.

Was I interested?

Well, yeah, I was, so I drove, figuring I'd likely do some other driving and erranding afterward.

And the hour flew, as they so often do, but by the end of it, a dinner invitation had been extended, and one hour became six-and-a-half, in the end, with the intervening including hide-and-seek reindeer, Sandman Tarot, redecorating one aisle of the local Shaw's, a quest for timers, a visiting camel, ruminations on Freddie (Chopin) and Nicky (Cave) and Lenny (Cohen) and Elvis (Presley)...

There was more to be said and done, of course -- there's always more -- but one of my taller dinner companions was over-tired, after a very exciting day, so I was on the road again by about 8:30, well fed and well entertained, contemplating next week's episode, and wondering what could possibly have been involved if that first call had been extending an Amazing Offer...

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