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May 25, 2006
Stuart is never late for his sessions. In fact, he always arrives at least ten minutes early, and insists that my receptionist time-stamp the index card he produces from his breast pocket. "Gotta catch the worm, Susan,"he says to her over his shoulder when I allow him access at the scheduled time. "Gotta catch the worm.-

I know he wants me to acknowledge his punctuality. So I don't.

One afternoon he bursts into my office 45 minutes late, and claims that aliens shaped like worms caught him.

I know he wants me to take the bait. So I don't.