Friday, February 11, 2011

Dream Boy

I was standing on the subway and there was a young couple sitting in front of me. I eavesdropped on their conversation and learned they had both recently graduated from college. The man was very talkative. Apparently, he had just interviewed for a job, which, according to him, went well, though it was not what he wanted in a career. He said things like:

"Great job, but I'm holding out for my dream," and "I'd rather be a bum than a tie."

The young woman smiled, but that's it. She tried to speak, to add her thoughts, but her boyfriend kept cutting her off, talking and talking, more and more about his dreams.

"It won't come overnight," he said. "So you can't give up overnight." Once again, the young woman tried to interject, and the man raised his hand, stopping her words, allowing him to start talking about his songwriting. I bet he could talk forever...So I burped. Real loud. I even pointed it down towards his face. It's what I wanted to do, so I did it.

"Sorry," I said, and the man was finally silent. But guess what? The young woman was still smiling, as wide as ever. Don't think she wanted to talk anymore, though.

Anyway, just wanted to apologize to that young dreamer, where ever he is, for burping in his face. It was rude. Keep up your dreaming, though, dude! Hope you make it one day! Really, I do.

But seriously, learn to shut the fuck up sometimes.

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