Depressed or Cliche’d?

Diner owner: How you?

Guy at the Table Next to Me: Seen too many sunrises. [orders breakfast, she already knew he wanted coffee – he’s clearly a regular]

Owner: [comes back with coffee] Suitcase – you coming or going? [points at the suitcase next to him]

Guy: Little of both. [orders breakfast]

Owner: [brings food]

Guy: [Yawns, with a verbal sigh on exhale]

Owner: You seem depressed today. You ok?

Guy: Oh, yeah. Just not a morning person.

{posted October, 2015}