Discussion in 'The Spam Zone' started by Jiku Neon, Jan 29, 2017.
[x] Hide with the neighbors.
Wait right there
[x] Wait right there
[X] Climb out the window.
You're dressed (hastily) and you decided (more hastily) to handle this like in your cartoons and climb out the window. After collecting yourself and your purse you poke your head out of your window (breezy). It's a straight shot down about... 50 feet. Okay. Look left (nothing). Look right (ladder (jackpot)). Since you got a job you haven't done any physical activity more strenuous than sitting in a less than ergonomic chair so it's looking a little iffy for a moment. Then you hear the door in the next room unlocking.
The next thing you know, you're hanging from your window sill. From there it's a blur all the way down. Not because you fell. No, that'd be a real problem. But because you were so hopped up on adrenaline you had no idea how you were doing something as coordination intensive as climbing down a ladder. Either way you're safe and sound. You feel a surge of confidence in your ability to escape burning buildings as long as those buildings are this exact building and you have fair warning.
You have to be quick. You reach for a compact mirror to make sure you don't look too haggard from your experience when you realize something. In your excitement (dread) you managed to forget something (your purse) up at the top of the ladder (just dangling there). This is a pretty big problem because you keep your phone, keys, and everything in there. You know the doorman and you know Agatha has trouble with actually locking doors so you should be able to bluff that. However, she's going to call or text you at some point in the next 5-10 minutes. This is demonstrably true (many times).
The solution is...
 Climb back up and snag it before anyone can steal it.
 Run back up before Agatha can notice.
[X] Climb back up and snag it before anyone can steal it.
☑ Climb back up and snag it before anyone can steal it.
[x] Climb back up and snag it before anyone can steal it
You feel your brain starting to overheat (metaphorically) as a simple thing has become some kind of monstrous hurdle. You're too old for this. You see a homeless person eyeing you. With a reserve of self restraint you didn't know you had you don't flip him the bird. You don't have much time to resolve this (probably), so you have to handle this quickly regardless of how annoying it'll be. You frown (in thought).
You look up at your purse, taunting you with its presence. You look back to the homeless guy, taunting you, with his gestures, now that he sees your purse. Okay, you're not gonna let this fucker get his grubby mitts on any property of yours. No sir, no way, no how. You start climbing back up despite his now audible jeers. Fuck that guy. Fuck this ladder. Fuck your friends. Fuck that's higher than it felt a minute ago. You reach up to grab your purse only to see Agatha sticking her head out the window. You stay stalk still fingers touching the leather of your purse strap.
 Your way. Say, "Hi."
 Away. Stay still.
[X] Away. Stay still.
☑ Away. Say, "Hi."
[x] Your way. Say hi
[x] your way. Say hi.
You're almost there. Just a few more inches. She's still not looking your way. Come on. Come on. Come-- oh, shit. She's looking at you.
You blink. Still there. You blink again. Still, still there.
You greet her. She blinks at you. Still there. She blinks again. Still, still there. You point to the purse and say you saw it got stuck there. She nods slowly and invites you into your own home. You obviously oblige.
Moments later you're facing her from across your dining table awkwardly. You both kinda try to laugh it off but it's not working. You sigh (resignedly). You look her dead in the eye for about two seconds before it gets awkward again. Then you tell her how your day went.
You tell her how you got up in the morning (late) and got chewed out at work. You tell her how you had to juggle staying late and planning your own birthday party. Then you had to skip lunch. Then your boss left you to finish his work. Then you had to buy your own birthday cake. Then no one showed up. Then one person said they'd show up but you'd already made an excuse to seem less pathetic and then you tried to--
She gets it. She says she's still down to hang and talk only the maddest of shit about everyone. She sounds sincere enough. She stands up and motions for the door.
 nod and head down to the restaurant before it closes.
 shake your head, it's okay to stay here and eat more cake.
[X] nod and head down to the restaurant before it closes.
[x] nod and head down to the restaurant before it closes.
☑ nod and head down to the restaurant before it closes.