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A glance in the rearview mirror at the other guy | Chuck's World


Last updated 8/27/2021 at 11:04am

I knew a man briefly, once, so long ago now that I have a vague idea of maybe his age, possibly his height. I can’t imagine his name or anything else, except that I knew him for a short time.

He was a nice person to know slightly, and temporarily. Very intelligent, with a dry sense of humor, quite a bit of it self-deprecating, which struck me as just part of his personality but perhaps also a bit situational.

He was embarrassed, you see. He’d been taking a long and lonely road trip, and he popped open a can of beer for the ride. There were some more pops, apparently, enough to make a...

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