Things To Do on a List That Was Found in a Book in a Bargain Bin at a Bookstore on The Ave in Seattle

2

December 10, 2009 by The Citron Review

William Garnett

I drive-up to McDonald’s and order a six dollar avocado burger.  “We don’t sell those,” says the weak nasally voice in the intercom.  “That’s Carl’s Junior.”

I tell the voice to make one anyway.  And that I want jalapeno poppers and some curly fries, and one of those paper crowns that Burger King guy wears.  “But we’re McDonald’s.”  It’s a boy’s voice.

I tell him I don’t care what he thinks.  I only care about what he knows.  I tell him that it’s all the same.  Every drive-thru menu from here (Seattle) to Miami is all the same shit, and then I tell him to hold the burger.  I don’t eat meat.  I was just fucking with him. But I still want my jalapeno poppers and my curly fries. Then I tell him to give me a seven layer burrito without the sour cream.  “But that’s Taco Bell,” he says.

I ask him if he’s been listening.  He says that he has been, but that he doesn’t have anything for a burrito, no curly fries, and no jalapeno poppers and offers Hardee’s and Jack-In-The Box excuses. I tell him to send his manager to the store.  “But I am the manager.”

“And how’s that working out for you?”

The intercom buzzes and crackles and pops, and I almost hear him breathing.

William Garnett is currently lost in the desert around Las Vegas, NV.  Not buried, just lost.  His work has appeared in diddledog.com and babelfruit, and also the recycling containers and various incinerators of numerous organizations.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Things To Do on a List That Was Found in a Book in a Bargain Bin at a Bookstore on The Ave in Seattle

  1. sarahlong says:

    AH-MAZING. I don’t know what else to say just now…I can’t stop giggling.

  2. Ha! Damn the fast food – full spew ahead. Another fine mess you’ve made of the world Bill.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

James Ducat, Badwater Basin Telescope Peak 2016

Categories

Enter your email address to follow us and receive notifications of new issues by email.

%d bloggers like this: