Halloween has crawled out of the grave for another year.

At a local Starbucks, Freddie doesn’t have to bone up on store policy, customer relations, or how to work the register. He hands out coffee and keeps his mouth shut because he rattles when he talks. This morning his fellow employees have a close hold on him and their cell phones, and, right now, are as dead to their employer as he is.

Mostly, these days, people are hooked up with their cell phones, deader to the world than even Freddie.and you can’t communicate with them unless you call them.

The boneyard, I glean from this morning’s Starbuck’s experience, is closer than I’d like to be and Halloween is definitely near.

Rubbing elbows with skeletons is not my usual cup of tea, but, in here, we don’t get to choose who we have drinks with.

What I really want to know is whether Freddy drinks Starbuck’s coffee ,when no one is looking, who is he dating in here, and what kind of golfer he is?

 

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