How to (Not) Make a Decision


“I have to make a decision today.” Matt spoke gutterally, held his breath, and then blew out a stream of smoke, coughing, and holding the joint to Bennie. “This is some really good shit, Bennie.”

Bennie nodded, taking a long hit. “Decision about what, Matt?” He reciprocated by talking and holding his smoke simultaneously.

“About whether to get off my butt and get a job.”

Bennie burst out laughing, releasing his toke. He coughed on the escaping smoke and then took a long draw on his beer. Snorting and then wiping his nose on his shirt, he adjusted the roach clip and then offered the joint back to Matt. “You? Work? Good one, Matt!”

Matt giggled, showing black, disintegrating teeth. A mouse scurrying along the alleyway stopped and watched him drink his beer and then roll another joint. “Eh, maybe tomorrow. I’m busy today.” He propped his feet on an empty cardboard box as he lit the joint, grinning.

== 159 words ==


Written in response to today’s WordPress Daily Prompt Decisions, Decisions :  How are you more likely to make an important decision — by reasoning through it, or by going with your gut?

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How to (Not) Make a Decision

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