Never will forget that day.... hot as ####. Air conditioner kept makin' the truck overheat. Had to drive with the windows rolled down. Didn't notice the crimson tan forming on the left side of my face. Didn't care either.
There was a woman involved. Mad as hell too. Had to get out of there. Had to drive drive drive 'til the tank ran dry.
Dry like the culture in this town. All used up. Dry like my bank account. Dry like some other third thing that's really really dry.
I guess that's four things.
Stopped to piss then went inside to buy a coke. Girl behind the counter watched me... like she already knew me. Just watched me for a spell then opened up a backgammon board. "You play?" She asked it like a question that wasn't lookin' for an answer.
She could have been a beauty queen 15 years ago. 'Ms. Shitville, Alabama'. Life got to her though... just like it got to me. No room for women on the brain. Still tryin' to sort it all out.
"You got somewhere to be?"
She asked it like a question that was really meant to say, "sit down, quiet your mind, 'n play..." 'cept with a growl to it.
I played. One game. She won. Closed down early. Went back to her place.
Boyfriend kicked my ass.