just doing my job

Posted: November 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

“We have to go into separate rooms?” Charlie asked, holding Ellen’s hand. She squeezed back and looked over at him.


“I know, it all sounds very stodgy and old-timey.” The receptionist said with a roll of his eyes. “But it’s just protocol. How we do things. Sorry for the inconvenience. We’ll call you up in a moment.”


Charlie sighed and Ellen let go of his hand. “Well it’s just for a couple of hours. I think we can get by,” Ellen said.

“Yeah, guess you’re right.” The two of them took a pair of adjacent seats in the corner and killed time by pulling out their puters. Charlie was going through his work emails, flagging some to be responded to later, and others to just simply be deleted. Ellen was looking at pictures of her coworker’s baby shower that she’d attended that last Saturday. The rest of the waiting room was filled with chatter and coughing, and screaming kids. Charlie looked over at Ellen and smiled. “Still, it’s…weirdly romantic, don’t you think?”


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