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Always back of the line.

Some things never change.

By the time he gets to the front –

– the world is a different place.

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Either I’m looking at your ass or the back of your head. Nothing else seems to appeal to me. Not the sights or sounds around me. There’s nothing special about where I usually stand. I’ve been doing this for so long that all my questions have abandoned me. Why me? Is this a joke? Was […]

Always Back of the Line by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

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21 Comments on “Always Back of the Line by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

  1. The super dark humour normally expected, has been watered down to flow gently with the issues we all grapple with in our day to day life. It felt like my own story, standing in queues, traffic, and cafes and always seeing the other ones making it before me. Loved the way you ended and how Juanita got everything, a state of vacillating happiness for the giver!! Awesome!

    • Haha! Thanks so much, Deepak. This is quite a relatable issue especially in the present times. And it feels like whichever line one chooses, it simply never moves. Ouch!

  2. Being unfamiliar with visual appeal of my ass or the back of my head (I neither squat or deadlift), I can only extend the offer for buttgazers to look to their heart’s content, but I would advise them be discreet and avoid the urge to catcall.

    Nicely done, Terveen. Been a while since I’ve been here. Seems you’ve done a right nice job of keeping yourself busy and honing your craft. Congratulations!

    • Thanks so much, Rhyan! It’s always good to have you here. Your wit is as brilliant as ever. If there is a catcall, turn around, it could be me. Thanks again and take good care of yourself. 🙂

  3. Sometimes being at the back of the line, Terveen, has its advantages. You always get to see what is going on in front of you. I posed your brilliant line, ‘Questions without answers are like women without husbands,’ to my wife. She looked at me and replied, ‘and what’s your question.’😎 Thank you for another Tuesday classic, Terveen.

  4. a strange and disquieting tale, with some wonderful phrases: the one about questions without answers, for instance;

  5. Yes, life does feel like standing at the end of an endless line waiting… And questions without answers. That’s a good one. Well… I have to say in real life, questions vary greatly. Some without answers; some with too many answers; some with contradictory answers. Life is messy with an unorthodox tendency…

    • I think you need to write a post about this messy ‘question answer’ quandary. Only you could do full justice to it. Thanks so much, Haoyan.

  6. Your head must be an awesome place because your ideas and observations are phenomenal, Terveen! I loved the wry humour of this brilliant piece! 👌👍

    • Thank you so much, Aaysid. I’ll just say that my head is always occupied and chaotic. No quiet. Lol. I’m glad the humor came through. 🙂

  7. joke pure
    haughty taughty smoke
    a climax of course
    a jest
    who is best
    fame the game
    is it any wonder
    i ditched you first?

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