Who is He Talking to?

What is that freakin noise? Somebody is having a very loud conversation. Well not loud in a acceptable-level-on-public-transportation level, but this conversation is much too loud for a bookstore. I’m over here trying to read this book for free and … oh for god’s sake where is that coming from?

Is it that guy?

Over there. Slumped in a chair. My god who is he talking to?
I don’t see anyone else. Does he have a Bluetooth in? Is he making a phone call?
I’m trying to read here, can’t he see that I’m trying to read.

Oh my God.

Now he’s tapping on his ample gut too. Talking to himself and tapping his guy.
Which paragraph was I on? Now, I’m lost. What did I just read? Now I’m gonna have to start this whole chapter over.

“It’s like saying, ‘Yeah, it’s only 30 bucks,’” he said. At least I think that’s what he said. What is going on? “It’s like saying, ‘Yeah, it’s only 30 bucks.’”

He said it again. He keeps saying it over and over.

What? What is only 30 bucks? Who is saying that? What are you talking about?
I’m trying to read here.

“The world is full of people who look like rodents,” he said.

What? Is that what he said? I think that’s what he said. What? Who looks like rodents? Who thinks people look like rodents?

He keeps …

Where is he going? He’s gone. Thank god.

Now back to my book.

Ahhhh…

Now where was I? Oh yes …

What causes someone to talk to himself like that? In public. Is he off his meds? Is he suffering from Tourettes?What causes that?

It doesn’t matter, he’s gone. Thank you. Where was I?

Oh yes …

What in the Sam Hill? He’s back. Oh my god you have to be kidding me. Oh yeah, go ahead and slam down in that chair like that. Make even more noise.

(Mumbling).

Mumbling? He’s going to mumble now? Now he’s mumbling?
What’s he saying now? My god, I can’t hear him. What’s that?

Is he laughing now? He’s telling jokes to himself? And cracking himself up? He’s got jokes?

Who is this guy talking to? I don’t see anyone else. What a distraction.

Shut up.

Shut up.

Shut UP!

I can’t hear myself think. It’s almost as though I have as much going on in my head as he has falling out of his mouth.

My god what is wrong with me?

Am I off my meds?

Where was I …

Oh yeah …

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