I stepped out of work for lunch and walked to the nearby delicatessen. I picked up a corned beef sandwich on rye bread and sat outside at one of the few cast iron tables available to enjoy it. The afternoon was not the warmest of days, but the sun provided a convivial blanket of illumination that made it feel warmer than it actually was. Keeping to myself, I intermixed the consumption of both food and the crossword puzzle I brought with me. About halfway through my interlude, I was interrupted.
“What garbage,” the man who sat at the table beside mine said aloud to himself. “This has to be a joke.” The man wore a brown suit and black, horn-rimmed glasses. His hair was disheveled and his middle-aged face was covered in wrinkles. He took one more bite of his partially eaten sandwich, wiped his mouth with a napkin, and half-dropped, half-placed the small, hardcover book he was looking at onto the table before standing up and departing, leaving the item amongst the remnants of his lunch as if it, too, were dispensable.
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