The End of the Beginning

(Apologies if you’ve already received this, let’s try this again.) Hi friends. At the café this morning the new barista was working. He had started just before the storm, and this was the first time I had seen him since. He complimented the person ahead of me in line on his wristwatch. Friendly, likes to chat, I thought. A good way to pass the day. After I ordered my coffee, he asked me if I was headed to work.

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