Going Paperless

I’m neurotic, I’ll admit it, notoriously missing nothing, so when a kid walked into Starbucks with a stream of toilet paper peering from his pant leg, you know I had to tell him.

As he stood perusing the pastries appearing transfixed by the array of choices, he must have felt my gaze from across the room.  In his 20s with a bipolar glint in his eye, he slowly turned.

I nodded, before conversing with my chin, aimed at his cuff, the paper still flapping like a frenetic white flag.  He looked around to see if anyone else saw, before bolting out the door.

Ten minutes later he was back, paperless, as if nothing had happened.

He went back to the pastries while I wrote this essay, never once looking at one other.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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37 Responses to Going Paperless

  1. Hal & Kate says:

    Cute! You never miss a thing !

    Hal Rubenstein from my iPhone


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  2. Those pastries must have been really good if he came back for them after that. 🙂 I wonder how long he had been walking around like that?

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  3. Coyote from Orion says:

    See the Bard’s article…


  4. I like when no words are exchanged, yet shit still gets done.

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  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, it’s so difficult to be cool with a banner of tp following along. Your smoke signal saved his day!


  6. micklively says:

    The “studious ignore” is an art-form all on its own. Maeve had a collie years ago who could ignore for England. Breathtaking!


  7. Not only are you neurotic, you are nice and kind!


  8. I don’t usually do 2nd uninvited comments, but the story is just too good to pass up here. I spoke with a guy at the pharmacy the other night. Didn’t know him, but still… he related to me that before his divorce (I am assuming from the story they were not getting along well), his wife left him standing by himself in a lingerie store. He obtained 5 feet of toilet paper and carefully tucked it into her back belt or pocket with the 5 feet dangling down. She wore that the rest of the afternoon until just before walking out the door. He made certain to remind me she was now his ex. I bet!
    Still, thought of that story while reading this one…

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