We start out in a restaurant in Calumet City, IL. A pretty blonde waitress is on the phone with someone and doing the day-after-boy-encounter thing where she’s debating if she should call him or not. We hone in on her mouth as she says, “I just need the truth.”
Next thing you know, people are handing it to her hand over fist—but it’s all incredibly cruel truth. The kind you fear people are thinking about you when you’re at your most insecure. I honestly think that people don’t think about me half as much as I fear they do—I second guess just about everything I say or do and I worry that people talk about me when I’m gone because I’ve made such a fool of myself…but in reality? The moment I stop talking or leave the room…they move on to other things. People are too busy worrying about everything that’s causing them issues in their own lives, y’know?
But such is not the case for our poor waitress.
The cook looks at the waitress and says, “I pity you…and stay away from the clam chowder. I flavored it with my own seasoning.”
Gag. I may never eat again.
A male waiter tells her that the new girl is way hotter than she is. An old lady customer confesses that she once ran over a homeless man and never even stopped to see if he was alive. It’s all negative—and not all of it is about waitress girl, but it’s all horrifying none-the-less. I couldn’t help but wince at this—is this what is poised at the tip of everyone’s mind? Is this the kind of truth that we are all compelled to say? The worst in us?
I choose to believe no. I choose to believe it was a byproduct of Veritas’ curse to speed up time to getting her tribute. But I spent a good portion of the beginning of this episode with my face twisted in a frown.
Waitress girl calls someone on the phone—we later learn it was her sister—and is tearful, asks to be picked up because she thinks she’s freaking out.
The voice on the other end of the phone says, “You are a freak…every time the phone rings my stomach drops…why don’t you just kill yourself already?”
I’ve felt that ‘stomach drop’ sensation with some people in my life—they always have the same issues, there’s never anything I say or do that helps them…. But to think ‘just kill yourself’? *shudders* Who does that??
However, waitress girl does. She gets a pistol out of some drawer there in the restaurant and blows her brains out all over the “Biggersons: The Happy Place” sign.
Aside—Biggersons sounded/looked familiar. Was that the same place where they boys won that 1 millionth customer or whatever thing in Bad Day At Black Rock? I’m probably crazy, but it totally looked like the same sign the boys had to hold up with the picture in that episode.
Okay! Moving on!
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