54. Cutting Corners
Mikey went golfing that night but didn't drink afterward. Jerome drove Mikey home, which was as unusual as the sour look on Jerome's face.
"Derrick says he's gonna fix this for you," Jerome said out of the blue. "Cut some corners, make it easy for you." Mikey was surprised by his friend's tone and didn't know what to say.
Jerome went on. "You know why your daughter is such a great soccer player? She never cuts corners. I mean that literally. When they run laps, all the other girls cut out the corners. Not Tiffany. She makes a point of going around the cones. Every drill, every practice, she does things right. It's like she knows failure and nasty surprises live in those cut corners."
"I admire her for that, but it doesn't have anything to do with my situation," Mikey said.
"No? Ask Derrick how he almost lost his law license."
Today I won't cut corners.
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.
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