Clock in, and stand around for 10 minutes. Talk to your co-workers. You are all complaining, this is your family.

Clock out, count your tips. You have a coffee can full of rubber-banded ones in your closet, the bank thinks you’re a stripper.

YOUR FEELINGS DON’T MATTER BY JESSE STEIN

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 58

Turn on the shower, let the steam waft. There is bone cold, gas station-quality coffee in the pot, coffee doesn’t go bad, not for days, drink it in the show…

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