Ted was bored, angry and tired. He hated his job, the drudgery and his boss.
Every morning, he would get all dressed up, knotted in stitches by the strictures of his tie, suit and briefcase, yet he trudged along, a pack of analgesic and pepto-bismol tucked away in his bag. He would have gone through a bit of them before the day was over.
He knew that he couldn’t continue like this in such a dull job. He had told himself this for the past ten years, yet he was too lethargic and scared to sit up and do something.
Lost in thoughts over his quandary, his movements were spare and automated as he walked down his usual route to catch the bus.
He stepped into the pedestrian crossing, just a few seconds too early. He had failed to see the flashing change of the lights and the truck that trundled down at high speed.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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