Next In Line, Please
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
I think you and I are not communica...
'Will that be light, medium or dark roast? '
I am not like the others.
And I am see...
'Would you like light, medium or dark roast? '
...king something not so tart.
Less bitter with a more swee...
'Light! Medium or...
No if's ands or others.'
...tened taste. I don't like your attitude one bit.
I demand to see your supervisor.
Would you like 'your' truth...
Dark, light or medium? '
You did absolutely nothing but change hats.
'And guess what?
You either take that truth light, medium OR dark.
Where is your authorization to stand in this line? '
I need no 'authorization'.
My name is...
'Next in line, please.'