Railroad Perfection – #1

A – Retired, for several years now.

B – Hmmm, yes.

A – But it isn’t as fulfilling as I thought it would be.  I’ll be honest, I don’t know what to do with my time.  I was never into hobbies, much, and now I find I just can’t get into that rhythm.  Do you have hobbies?

B – I like to sew.

A – Not for me.  Wouldn’t even try it, if I’m honest.  But if I’m honest, I wouldn’t try it no matter what you said.  I’m not a shirker, you see I just like to work.  But now there is no work.

B – My husband builds furniture on the weekends.  You could –

A – Furniture!  At my age?  I have no need for it.  None at all.  I want to give everything away, not accumulate more.  There’s charity, I suppose, but I spend my entire life in service to God, and I think now it’s my time and not his.

B – You are a monk?

A – Goodness, no! A  pastor.  I had a wife.  We weren’t blessed with children, I am supposed to say, but really the fact that we were childless was the blessing.

B – What is that?  Our there?  A tank?

A – What?  Yes, I think so.  Let me get my.  Yes, yes, a tank.  All the way here?  So soon?

B – Nowhere is safe anymore.  There is nowhere good left.  I thought there might be but no, there isn’t.

Part of the Railroad Perfection series

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