STRANDED

Stranded
 

Looking out of the wet glass, the street is bustling with shoppers, students, office execs.. eager to go home.
A waitress clear the cups and clean my table .. while a sense of melancholy slips in...

 

I phone my wife I'm in a cafe, stranded, no umbrella, how to go home?
Should I leave now, brave the rain or wait it out?

She wants to bring me an umbrella, I told her better not, the rain might just stop.

She asked me to wait for her as the rain might not stop at all.
I just felt too much hassle.

She said she likes it, we can go home together and insist I just wait...


So I waited, until the rain subsided, took a last look out of the wet glass and got up to leave,

the waitress asked, "Sir, I overheard you said someone will be here to go home with you?"

I stammered "No.n..my wife is at another place, she's stranded too"

She didn't know, huh.. I pretended to use the phone, my mind wandered, my heart longed...

 

 

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A NARRATIVE TALE OF A LONELY OLD MAN

STRANDED