Smile and Nod

February 16, 1999


My coworkers eat dog. They told me so themselves. I was offered to try some but quickly reminded them that I am in fact a vegetarian. I still don’t think they understand the concept of not eating meat. I am alone in my race on the second shift. Everyone else is from Thailand. They’re nice people but they don’t speak English very well. Most of them can’t even pronounce my name so they changed it to E-Joy which means skinny girl. My new goal is to make two car payments a month instead of one so I can have it paid off by June instead of September. This way I can travel this summer and not screw myself too bad by quitting my job.

Author: Lindsay Niemann

Writer | Graphic Artist