September 15, 2013:

Cuts in the booths are sealed with tape. Sports announcers and right wingers rant on turned-up TV. Piped-in power balads compete for attention.

Behind the counter teenagers are bored. Older ladies better appreciate the fact of their paycheck.

No-one busses. As if in hiding from the sun, no-one leaves. Tired customers and tireder Halloween ghouls sag. The right-wingers rave, the ballads power, keys rattle. A lady smiles: my lunch is here.