ted got a job in a pizza store, on a little street just beside the entrance to the interstate.
he did not think he would keep the job for very long, but he ended up staying there for twenty-three years.
ted felt that he had found something in the pizza place, though he did not know exactly what.
every day he would look out the window and see joe, standing at the entrance to the interstate.
not hitchhiking, just standing there.
like he was waiting for something.
around ten o’clock every morning, stan would run by.
he was always dressed like an ordinary guy, just out running for exercise.
but if you looked closer, he had a look in his eyes like he was running from something.
what had ted found?
what was joe waiting for?
what was stan running from?
maybe what ted had found, joe was waiting for, and stan was running from were all the same thing.