Mikey called the first rehab again. They gave him an appointment, but warned him they had a waiting list. He called Derrick to tell him he couldn't get into treatment right away.
“Perfect!” Derrick said. “Call them tomorrow and reschedule it for a week later. The day before that appointment, cancel and push it back another week. I'll get your hearing moved to the day after your assessment. You can show the judge the paperwork from the assessment. You'll get a lighter sentence without ever having to go to treatment.”
"That'll work?" Mikey asked, more than a little skeptical he could get over on the system that easily. Had he trusted his misgivings, he might not have gotten buried under it.
Today I'll remember getting over can lead to being buried under.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
Other works by Ken Montrose are available at: http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Montrose/e/B001K8MG0S