An elderly man, heavily sun-spotted and slightly hunchbacked, orders a medium black coffee, extra hot. His freshly drenched friend stands behind him in line, without umbrella, wallet or smile. The elderly man anticipates being asked for a favor, so he laboriously shrugs his lopsided shoulders, cocks his head and turns to his friend.
I don’t give a shit, fuck you.
37 thoughts on “Two Old Men, Waiting”
Timeless wisdom, indeed, in moments of unprovoked precariousness.
Maybe he should have waited until his friend ordered and drank his coffee?
my guess is they’ve known each other for a very long time
Yeah, what a douche. I was really cold, too. Could’ve used a cup.
Hmm…acts of service must not be his love language… 😀
Yeah, those old guys know how to handle things like that.
Cut through the pretence. 😉
Seems the weariness I feel is all prevailing 😉
Amazing what you can build out of only 60 words. It’s FAB-u-LOUS!
Thanks! I’ve been working on my short form so that means a lot 🙂
And soon you’ll be a master Twitter story-teller!
Preemptive strikes FTW!
Simplicity can be a good thing.
did not see that coming.
So random and yet so funny 😀
oh, ashley. 🙂
Yeap, when I turn 60, I plan on being a nasty little old lady who hits people with canes. ‘Canes’ because I will be using two, since I will refuse to use a walker.
Oh, public transit will be glorious…
oh man, I am also looking forward to being old lady on the bus.
Hahaha, old buggers.
I am so inspired by grumpy old people
Why is this so awesome?!
IDK, but I think I love ya
Why am I laughing so hard lol! Love it
Elegant and succinct… and funny too. I can really see and smell it happening. Great writing.
Hahaha no free rides from this grandpa! I have the feeling that this is the beginning of a terrible day for the drenched guy.
Bwahaha!! Oh how I’m tempted to try to work this exchange into some future writing project….
Hilarious post and very fun blog!
Sorry, dad’s a little cranky before he’s had his coffee.
Reality can be so creative…even with someone swearing!
oh, this is fiction
Simple but FUCKING perfect.
He’s not even real, but I love this old guy.
Short but sweet. Love it.