Friday, February 27, 2009

Pack of dogs

-That's 3.50.
-You are out of milk.
-I know. The guy hasn't come this week. Anything else?
-So... Working late tonight?
-No. Can I get you something else?
-No, thanks.
A bill and a few coins. She didn't even bother counting them. If he short changed her, she could always "remind" his wife tomorrow, at 4 o'clock, during her afternoon condom shopping. Anna doubted they even had sex, much less three times a day... but it was none of her business. Sometimes she even wondered who she disliked more.
He smelled like bad cologne. She did too. He flirted with her, and Anna was sure he cheated on her. She definitely cheated on him. They both despised that little bundle of smelling screaming demanding piece of shit they had for a toddler son. Most of all, they both treated her liker they were her masters. But then again, all of her clients were more or less the same. Maybe it was just that they lived across the street, in an apartment Anna couldn't even dream of living in.
The door closed behind him, but she kept watching it for a few seconds, until the electronic bell stopped whistling its song. She couldn't point the melody, but she knew she hated it.
Two more hours until dawn. She had to do all the cleaning before the manager came, at six, to pick up the money. No problem, she thought, I'll quit today, anyway. Then she smirked to herself, yeah, right, better keep moving.
She realized she had said it out loud when the three adolescent brats giggled. No ID, no beer. She thought, and then realized she didn't say it out loud. Shit.
But they were here for candy and microwave food. It was more of a slur, but she understood alright what the girly one said.
-Aren't you hungry, lady? These Oreo Cakes are awesome!
-1 each, pothead...

Outside, a police car passed slowly by; Mike, the friendly but idiot cop, waved at her, half asking if everything was ok with those so-evidently-criminal teenagers.
She waved back, as one of the kids put back a six pack that was on its way to his big winter jacket.

4:30. jesusfuckingchrist... Layla's milk. It only took Carmen a few seconds to pick the phone up, but Anna started screaming right away, calling her a puta, the only Spanish word she knew well enough to use... It turns out Carmen had already fed Layla, and she was asleep until the phone rang.

At 5 a group of young males, reeking of testosterone, walked into the store. One of them was bleeding, though not much, from a cur on his lip. The only girl in the group, an anorexic redhead, French manicure and punk boots, was either too scared or too high to go beyond the door. She seemed to be in shock.

At first Anna though, trouble... but then, as they started to talk aimlessly about their fight, she realized they were even less harmful than the earlier group. Anna watched them wander through the bodega, telling the story of the night to each other... she could imagine the whole episode, two groups of urban males: like a pack of sad, castrated, whimpery dogs, longing for the long lost wilderness they would never see... diluted like bad whiskey in a jar of water.

When they were gone, Anna started to clean the counter, sticky with soda and ketchup. It was Close to You. She never liked that skinny Karen, maybe that's why she disliked Carmen, they sounded so alike.

The last customer of the night had just entered the store, and she had to grab the mop really hard to stop herself from hitting him with it. It was only Mike, who was just checking if everything was alright.

-You know The Barrys, from acros the street, with the cute kid? They're splitting up. Too bad for the kid, uh?
-Yes, Mike, so bad for the kid.

She thought she would go check their apartment once they were gone. Just for the kicks.


Blogger ninest123 said...

oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, air max, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, nike outlet, burberry, gucci outlet, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, louboutin outlet, louboutin, polo ralph lauren outlet, longchamp, ralph lauren pas cher, tiffany jewelry, ugg boots, chanel handbags, replica watches, kate spade outlet, prada handbags, louboutin pas cher, nike free, replica watches, longchamp outlet, louboutin shoes, christian louboutin outlet, air jordan pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, jordan shoes, nike free, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany and co, nike air max, longchamp pas cher, nike roshe run, uggs on sale, cheap oakley sunglasses, tory burch outlet, sac longchamp, prada outlet, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, michael kors, louis vuitton

Monday, 13 June, 2016  
Blogger ninest123 said...

kate spade handbags, new balance pas cher, hollister, michael kors outlet, north face, true religion jeans, nike roshe, north face, michael kors, nike air max, true religion jeans, vanessa bruno, replica handbags, michael kors, converse pas cher, hermes, sac guess, nike air max, abercrombie and fitch, nike air max, ralph lauren uk, lululemon, ray ban pas cher, coach purses, hogan, air force, hollister pas cher, vans pas cher, oakley pas cher, michael kors, michael kors outlet, nike free run uk, mulberry, michael kors outlet, tn pas cher, nike blazer, coach outlet, ugg boots, lacoste pas cher, michael kors outlet, ray ban uk, michael kors, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, true religion outlet, burberry, burberry outlet online, coach outlet, timberland, ugg boots

Monday, 13 June, 2016  
Blogger ninest123 said...

mont blanc, hollister, north face outlet, lululemon, north face outlet, louboutin, ralph lauren, mcm handbags, reebok shoes, hollister, iphone cases, nike roshe, herve leger, converse, nike huarache, instyler, bottega veneta, longchamp, mac cosmetics, asics running shoes, soccer jerseys, converse outlet, nfl jerseys, ray ban, ghd, ferragamo shoes, beats by dre, valentino shoes, wedding dresses, gucci, oakley, giuseppe zanotti, abercrombie and fitch, insanity workout, nike air max, babyliss, baseball bats, new balance, birkin bag, p90x workout, nike trainers, soccer shoes, vans, chi flat iron, hollister, celine handbags, jimmy choo shoes, vans shoes, nike air max, timberland boots

Monday, 13 June, 2016  
Blogger ninest123 said...

canada goose, louis vuitton, moncler, ugg pas cher, moncler, bottes ugg, montre pas cher, louis vuitton, barbour jackets, moncler, doudoune canada goose, sac louis vuitton pas cher, pandora jewelry, moncler, hollister, links of london, canada goose, moncler, juicy couture outlet, pandora charms, replica watches, coach outlet, moncler, lancel, barbour, canada goose uk, swarovski crystal, karen millen, wedding dresses, canada goose outlet, moncler, juicy couture outlet, moncler outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, pandora jewelry, pandora charms, marc jacobs, canada goose, louis vuitton, supra shoes, ugg boots uk, canada goose, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, swarovski, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, thomas sabo, toms shoes

Monday, 13 June, 2016  
Blogger chenlina said...

fitflop sandals
true religion outlet
nike free run
michael kors handbags
michael kors handbags
gucci handbags
ralph lauren outlet
beats solo
adidas nmd
michael kors outlet
kids lebron shoes
ralph lauren
abercrombie and fitch new york
michael kors purses
nike uk
caoch outlet
coach outlet
michael kors outlet
toms shoes outlet online
coach outlet
louis vuitton handbags
nike outlet store
replica watches
lebron shoes
kobe 9
tory burch handbags
ralph lauren outlet
louis vuitton outlet stores
michael kors outlet
lebron 11
jordan 3 white cenment
ed hardy clothing
coach outlet
coach outlet
michael kors uk
marc jacobs handbags
burberry bags
kate spade
michael kors outlet
coach factory outlet

Wednesday, 15 June, 2016  
Blogger 柯云 said...

mont blanc pen
michael kors handbags
timberland boots
coach outlet
jordan 11
supra footwear
coach outlet store
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton handbags
asics shoes for women
nike store
cheap oakley sunglasses
coach outlet
jordan retro 4
nike air force 1 shoes
michael kors handbags
gucci handbags
coach outlet store online clearances
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton outlet stores
longchamp outlet
replica watches
louis vuitton
louis vuitton
adidas factory outlet
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet online
louis vuitton outlet stores
louis vuitton outlet
oakley sunglasses
red bottom shoes
christian louboutin outlet
copy watches
abercrombie outlet
lebron 13
ray ban sunglasses outlet
toms wedges
coach outlet

Tuesday, 12 July, 2016  
Anonymous Cara Menyembuhkan DBD said...

This article is interesting and useful. Thank you for sharing. And let me share an article about health that God willing will be very useful. Thank you :)

Obat Tradisional Telinga Berdengung
Obat Penghancur Benjolan di Leher
Cara Mengobati Panu

Thursday, 21 June, 2018  

Post a Comment

<< Home