anything but a wasted life

It pained me, because I would have liked the cash, but I told the Marine I couldn’t. This turned out to be a good tactic for getting more dances, but he wouldn’t shut up about it. He wasn’t listening to a word I was saying. Jesus, dude. Enjoy the moment. Would you like another?

When he finally said he had to go, I was sort of relieved. I don’t know how much more I could have taken. No matter how sweet or generous a man is, it’s not fun to repeat yourself a hundred times. I need a fuckin’ drink!