I’ve just started my job in a shop for the summer, when I hear my Uni
friend Nile is in town, he has a very youthful outlook on the world (the brain
of a twelve year old) kinda kid who when he got mugged he questioned the mugger
for picking up the spare change, resulting in a beating, but he’s a good kid
and usually fun. So I invite him out to a real nice cocktail bar, he’s a
slightly awkward at first, but he loves a drink.
This is a real high end bar, kinda like being inside a sauna with all
its wooden panels and muggy heat, we get suited up for it, but by the end we
are complete wrecks, bottles of wine, cocktails, over a hundred pounds gone on
So they pay up and get outta the joint, picking up about forty pounds worth of
take away Chinese on the way home, but as soon as they get it, just start
running, run all the way home, Nile’s gone, so Will just starts going at the
Chinese, eats about twenty pounds worth, then passes out.
8am Will wakes up, still a bit drunk. Fuck. Work. Goes and makes himself
sick, hopes that will straighten him out, gets out of his suit and back to
10am gotta leave for work, still puking, it can’t just be the drink, not been
this bad from drinking (probably have) surely it’s that sonofabitch Chinese,
gotta do it, gotta call work, fifteen minutes before the shift, third day into
the job and say I can’t make it.
The next two days are spent on the bathroom floor, naked sending Will Young
videos to Leo.