23 responses

  1. Hayley
    September 16, 2018

    Well written, funny, relatable, perfect last line. I loved it!

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  2. Eleanor windman
    September 17, 2018

    Oh so familiar, I’m cringing

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  3. Nancy
    September 17, 2018

    Pitch perfect! Thank you!

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  4. Jan Priddy
    September 17, 2018

    yes, this too

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  5. Briana Brakhage
    September 17, 2018

    What a gem!

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  6. SUSAN Jurgensen
    September 17, 2018

    Love this. Understand totally steeling yourself for the negativity and the surprise of bartender’s response.

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  7. Leslee Becker
    September 17, 2018

    Fabulous and short, the latter an adjective that is often applied to me.

    Hey, I think I want to work in that joint.

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  8. Bob
    September 19, 2018

    I’m the bartender. Thanks for seeing me in this light.

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  9. Hope
    September 21, 2018

    Loved it, did someone say great last line, but it’s all one line right, one linear line of time, deep breath, and most Buddhists are vegetarians, just saying, ding … loved it.

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  10. Becka Lassen
    September 22, 2018

    So perfect!

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  11. Richard Gilbert
    September 24, 2018

    Ha! Relatable, as my students say . . .

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  12. Cara
    September 24, 2018

    Hey..it is one line, isn’t it? Too good.

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  13. M. C. K. Carter
    September 24, 2018

    I have always wanted to write a story about a Bodhisattva. I love the the whole idea behind what and who they are. This is wonderful!

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  14. Jenn
    October 30, 2018

    The zinger at the end–his laugh = so good!

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  15. Kenneth Darland
    November 4, 2018

    I admit that what caught my eye I was the title “My Bodhisattva.” I wrote a short piece a couple of months ago about a woman with a bunny riding on a bus and compared her to a Bodhisattva. Of course I had to read about your Bodhisattva. Your piece is deceptively simple and imminently relatable, thank you.

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  16. Beth Ann Fennelly
    November 5, 2018

    Great piece–wry, human, very relatable.

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  17. Melissa Cronin
    November 17, 2018

    Love this! The humor is perfect.

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  18. Kate Rose
    December 6, 2018

    Not only wonderful on its own but sweetly reminiscent of a Spaulding Gray bit.

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  19. R.L. Maizes
    December 12, 2018

    Fantastic!

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  20. Nathan
    December 20, 2018

    I barked out a heckuva loud laugh at “Hi Steve”

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  21. Sherry Lowry
    December 20, 2018

    Kept me reading straight through. Almost forgetting to breathe, tho watching for the eventual punctuation. That is, until i got to this reminder << Whoa, I’m meditating here! and get back to my breath,<<

    Whoa! Then to release and take an in-breath. 😉

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  22. Andy
    December 30, 2018

    I’d like to tell you that I really, really like the inside of your mind brought out through the pen or pencil or font of a computer and whenever you’d like to serve up more I’ll take it with pickles please.

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  23. Jodi
    January 4, 2019

    Loved it again, the second time.

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