Smoking in the girls’ room, sneaking a drink, napping
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Lisa Taddeo lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She recently received a Pushcart Prize and is at work on her debut nonfiction book for Simon & Schuster. Someday she’d like to open a restaurant called Burgers & Sushi in the Italian countryside.
Later I showed my evidence. I had text messages of course; everyone always has text messages. The text message is now the lipstick on the collar, and the worst thing is that, much like the lipstick, it only hints at what really is going on.
The point is, I am not like the rest of you, who don’t spend every moment fearing the worst. I think you are ostriches with your heads in the sand, and I envy you for it. You wake in the morning and don’t imagine all the ways in which the people you love might die. Or perhaps you do. If so, call me, but not before 8 AM, or else I will think someone I love has died.