Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 258: The Sunday Shift

The Sunday shift can be a crapshoot.
You never quite know what to expect.
Who might turn the corner, and surprise you by walking right in.
Who will leave you tongue tied.
And who will turn your day around with a gimlet and easy conversation.
It’s the ‘old world’ way of finding your way.
Around a new town.
Around new faces that blend in with the familiar.
A penny for your troubles and a dime for the bartender.
That’s the way it goes, if you so choose.
And at the end of the night, when you tally it all up and the cash register cranks open to empty wooden slots, you don’t mind.
Because the Sunday shift is the best shift.
Even if it don’t pay much.

*The Sparrow
5322 Boulevard Saint-Laurent. MTL, QC

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