City Overheard in My Inbox
posted by March 19 at 14:22 PMon
From invaluable Stranger writer Cienna Madrid comes this earwitness report from an unnamed downtown Seattle cafe:
There’s a woman at a table next to me, and from what I’ve overheard, she’s on her first date in five years, and she’s explaining to her date why she’s in the process of a divorce: “He’s a giraffe, and I’m a leopard, and I’m never gonna be a giraffe. I’ve tried and tried, but my destiny is as a leopard, you see? I can fake being a giraffe for awhile, but eventually I’m gonna have to rip his throat out and feed on his entrails. It’s in my nature. The only alternative is divorce.” How can I get work done when the conversation beside me is so stimulating??