It gets old though.
I was in CVS a few days ago and saw this massive banner hanging over the register. The exact wording of it escapes me now so in attempt to paraphrase it went something like, "Get Out and Start Living." What a terrible banner to have up in a place like CVS. I mean, its a great uplifting, seize the day-type thing to have, and I'm sure there are more than a few customers that see it since, well, I noticed it. I don't even work at this place and its making me stir crazy just thinking about all the other places I do work at just while standing in line for cigarettes. Its like daring your employees to go Jerry McGuire on your ass. Fuck if I worked at CVS I probably would. I have a hard enough time not doing it at some of the other places I work, and for no other reason than fuck I've been working in restaurants for 12 years I've had enough. I guess in the end though its almost a good thing its there, the banner that is. Every day those employees go in to work and every day they are dared to start a new life. Kind of compelling if you ask me. Also perhaps an extreme metaphorical stretch for a goddamn banner in a fucking CVS but hey, it was a 5 minute wait in line for cigarettes, I could play out a whole fucking three part miniseries in my head in that time. So those who may scoff I challenge them to do the same.
If anyone is wondering about the title of this post its from a song by a band called Blind Pilot. I think its maybe the most powerful verse I've heard from any of their songs. So start drawing some lines people. Not boundaries or borders. The line is you.