The Tourist: Uncalled for observations and gross generalizations – PART 3

by Jonathan J.B. Mijs

In service

I saw her today and
it was freaking scary
A Thursday afternoon
at JP Licks She was
not even smiling but
her voice closely followed
all prescriptions of the
customer service professional,
American standard:
unhuman friendliness
with a rollercoaster pitch
Her eyes were dead
Two long dark tunnels
into the abyss
Name tag says Katie
I’m not ever coming



Jonathan J.B. Mijs is a Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. When he is not writing about himself in third person, he is studying how (young) people come to see and explain setbacks in their own lives and that of others, which is the topic of his dissertation.

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