Any Old Dog
by Steve Mitchell
In the car, on a sticky-hot day, in sticky-hot traffic, Alec and I chat.
We chat about this and we chat about that.
He sees a work truck with a sign, Any Old Dog Can Do It and complains it’s a terrible company slogan. I don’t see the truck. We’ve passed it.
“I think I’ll start a company,” I tell him, “called Mediocre Industries.”
“I wouldn’t do that,” Alec says. “Don’t quit your job to start a company with that name.”
He’s probably right.
that old dog
too tired to run even
in his sleep
© Steve Mitchell 2014