Last year I wrote a post about a Starbucks on the edge of the “Other side of the tracks” with a cashier that “Don’t give a fuck, I’ll cut a bitch.”
Its not one I visit all that often, but my day ended up near there and I wanted some caffeine.
Well there she is.
Not a hair has changed.
She is in her early 20’s but has that aged look you get when you live a life that prematurely ages you.
Just about the oldest 20 something I have ever seen.
The last time I saw her, she had gotten married the week before and her boyfriend was arrested at the reception for being under the influence of something called “Booley”.
I have Googled, researched, and even asked a pro in the drug rehab biz, no one has a clue what “Booley” is.
Anyway, I am sad to say, while taking my order, I happened to notice that she is no longer wearing her wedding ring.
Sad when young love fails.
And yet, I would still give them better odds than the marriages of any of the Kardashians.
That is a family that gives each other new heads for Christmas.
Sorry, there is an ad for “Keeping up with the Kardashians on a website on my laptop.
I get easily distracted, blame the lack of caffeine.
The cashier, it seems, has a new dilemma, once again involving her guy. (Noticing a theme here?)
“My Abuella hasn’t heard from him. And he KNOWS I can’t get the baby, I gotta work.”
(Her ex is unreliable? Didn’t see that coming.)
And yet, as messed up as I may think her life is, she is gainfully employed and has been holding it down for at least a year.
My Spanish is dicey at best, but I at least know she is talking about her grandmother.
Daycare can be a bitch even with the right home situation.
Try doing it on your own and most single mothers are fucking magician/jugglers that handle crap that would break most others.
I am done being sarcastic about this girl.
I can be a dick at times, but even I have a heart. Somewhere.
Tough to find, but its there.
I rarely tip, but on my way out, I toss several ones in the tip jar.
Karma may be an unreliable bitch, but she sometimes pays attention.
Best to stay on her good side, never know when she might decide to get in the game.
The Starbucks has hideous parking, so I park around the block.
It is as I come around the corner that I see the cop, standing next to my car.
With complete clarity, I now see that I misread the sign and am now eligible for a parking ticket.
“This your car?” At least the cop seems friendly.
“Yes, sorry, I misread the sign.”
“Thats ok, just pay more attention next time.” Not a look back as he gets in his car and drives off.
Well played, Karma, well played.