Symbolic Forest

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Overheard conversation

In which we’re listening, and wish we weren’t

Overheard in a pub toilet recently: one side of a phone conversation.

“No, listen to me.”

“No mum, you’ve got to do it. Listen, she’s a psychopath. She was going to burn the house down.”

“No mum”

“No, no, you don’t understand. I can’t do it myself. I can’t face prison.”

“Please, mum, do it for me.”

“If I do it I’ll end up hitting her. I can’t do time for her, mum.”

“No, please. No, no. You’ve got to dump her. They’d send me to prison, you know they would.”

“You know what she’s like, mum, and I can’t do it. I’m not doing time again mum.”

I left, as quickly as I could, unsure whether to laugh or be afraid.