Should definitely get rid of the bird shit on the roof. Black really shows it. Probably some pigeon. But I always park here, and usually there’s no bird shit. It’s under a roof after all. But no time now, have to get to work. Hope the traffic won’t be so bad today. Did I feed the cat before leaving? Also must remember to pay this year’s car tax, I think it’s due. Last year I had to pay a fine. Why is this thing not starting? Try again. OK, it’s on. Some ass really parked me in. But wait, there’s room in the back. All right. Why don’t they ever fix this street. Full of potholes. No-one important lives here, otherwise they’d fix it. Got to call my mother. And the lab. Why are my test results not online. Why is this phone not connecting. Damn. Everything’s going wrong today. Will have to call Paolo about the cat. I really did forget to give him food. Who knows what he’d destroy if he doesn’t get his food. Last time the whole place was a mess. Garbage all over the kitchen and dining room because I left the plastic bag on the floor. Damn idiot in front of me. Breaks for no reason. Oops, that was a pedestrian crossing. He actually let that old lady cross. It’s only Thursday and I’m not even at work. Ready for the weekend. Just had coffee. My stomach’s hurting. Maybe I’m getting that silent reflux everyone’s talking about. Oh shit. But that would be in my throat. Not the stomach. Anyway, too much stress. Red light! When is it ever going to turn green?
– James Steerforth (© 2021)