The day grew on, lunch rush came through as many business types waltzed in for their afternoon Java and scone's. She knew this day was going to be like anyother day up until the lunch rush was well over, and a scruffy man barged into the Coffee Bar. The jingling of the bell had been so loud Calmina had to twist her finger into her ear to unplug it. She didn't noticed who it was until Cindy tapped her arm in excitement as she pointed at the man who stumbled up to the counter. His odor reeked of the bar down the street, open 24 hours a day and letting any man with a buck stop in. Calmina watched him as he swung his head up towards her, she instantly felt heat swarm her head as she gazed upon her ex-boyfriend. his drunkenness had stirred up memories of her finding him late at night boozing and trashing her apartment. Using all of her money to go to the bar or get tipsy with his friends. She had enough with him and had to let him go, apparently not changing his ways for the better to get her back. "Richard! What are you doing here?" He swiveled himself to look at Calmina, a hiccup stirred behind his lips that only parted to burp at her, he slapped his hand down on the counter and gave Calmina a puppy dog look, begging, "Please come back *Hic* Ive changed, really!" His demeanor said different, she pursed her lips and gave him a , yea of course, whatever look. "Richard, you better get your ass out of my shop, I told you if you didn't quit the alcohol Id never take you back. Apparently that didn't stick with you." She looked him over and noticed he was wearing the same outfit that he wore on their anniversary. Blue button up shirt with while slacks, now looked more like a grey button up shirt and stained black white pants. "Get some sense into yourself, change for god sakes! it has been two months Richard, get over it!" Calmina shooed him away with her wiping towel, she hated Richard's habits and rituals, and from him actually coming to see her astounded her. He was never going to change for her, she saw this, making her feel disappointed and guilty for leaving him. Richard snarled at her, before leaving he replied, "I love you Cal, you know this, I love you AAA!" He fell over the pulled out chair Calmina sat in that morning, tripping backwards and hitting his head against the wall. The girls behind the counter all started to laugh except for Calmina, her face said it all, "I don't want to see you ever, get out of my shop or I'll call Reggie to come get you." Reggie was the bars owner, and responsible for his drunks. He often took care of Richard when he was out on the town and 'forgot' to call her at night.
Richard left the shop, barely able to put one foot in front of the other. Calmina huffed as he left for the bar, another round coming up she supposed. "Why does he do this to me? We aren't even together and he is fucking up my life." Calmina felt disrespected by Richards actions, for so long she was responsible for him but now, two months later she still feels as if he will never leave her life.
"Whatever did I see in him?" Cindy replied to her question with a simple answer, "Sex." Calmina chuckled, "yea, boy was I stupid." She took the wiping towel and threw it across into the hamper that kept the back room door propped open. The day was winding down and she was getting ready to just go home. Of course, she remembered the fact Charlie was coming back, she groaned at the thought but didn't know why. "why am I such a loser Cindy? I can't even get excited about a man who is interested in me..." She let her head fall against the counter, but quickly remembered how dirty such a thing is and lifted her head. Cindy patted her on the back but didn't say anything, she knew that Calmina already knew the answer. She was afraid of falling for a stranger.