Julian and Iris had had it with society. The two friends were sitting in the back of “The Black Coffee” while an indie band played over the loudspeakers. Both parties claimed to have seen the band when the band was just starting out in Cleveland but neither could remember their name. They decided their lack of memory was society’s fault and not because of their marijuana use. They also agreed that the reason their coffee had gone cold was not because of time but because of the government.
Julian took out his pack of Natural American Spirits, tossed it in the air, and caught it in his hat. “I don’t even know why we vote,” he said. Iris began nodding while Julian was still saying the word “don’t.”
“Right? Have you read 1984?” said Iris.
“Yea great book,” proclaimed Julian. Julian had read the book in high school and vaguely remembered it was about a dystopia.
Iris looked at the ceiling and played with her suspenders.
“I just feel like were caught up in this movement,” said Iris.
“Right? Everyone says they want to change the world but no one’s doing anything about it. You have to get out there and do it,” said Julian. His Natural American Spirits again landed softly in his hat.
“It’s all a movement man. It’s all a movement.”
There was a long pause in conversation as Iris used her iPhone to check what time the documentary titled “Uncle Scam” was playing at the local theater.
“Hey we better run if we want to catch the movie,” said Iris
“Do you me to drive my car or should we take your car?” said Julian
“Let’s just walk.”
“Yea good idea.”
The two friends paid for their coffees and headed off for the movie. The indie song ended and the radio announcer said, “That was Wind of Fields, an up-and-coming band out of Philadelphia.”