REHEATED TAKE: BAR WORK IS A COLLEGE TOWN

It turns out that spending a lot of time in bars is a fun, easy way to confront the fact that we are all going to die, and do so alone. –Pete

BAR WORK IS A COLLEGE TOWN

“It’s so good to see you again. You’ve really been missed, do  you live here now?”

We stood in a room with walls painted blue and a steady influx of humans, beer, and humans with beer. I was back in the town I’d lived in for five years and been away for two. The spot had imbedded itself in me, and I in it. It was just a random party, but I was treating it as a homecoming.

“Well, I don’t live here, in Bellingham, I’m in Seattle. But I’m back in the Northwest and I’m really excited!”

“Oh.

That’s cool.

I guess.”

They walked away and didn’t talk to me again for the rest of the night.