June 23, 2018

Listen to Ben’s day. Try not to let your mind wander. That’s right. You’re a good friend and a good listener. Time to split the check. He’s still telling you about his problems with his boss, Barb, who’s just out of college. Open your wallet. There’s that photo – Britney, Mitsy, and you. You were happy once. UnVelcro it from the wallet – try not to let Ben see your eyes water, just look at the check. Slowly crumple the photo in your palm, then let go. Ben’s looking at you, waiting for some kind of response. “F- Barbie,” you say. Ben nods.