“How could she comprehend what it was like” by Sasha at her counter

Tuesday December 5, 2017
5 minutes
Super Sad True Love Story
Gary Shteyngart

Irving wishes he didn’t like porn so much. He wishes he washed his hands after he shat. He wishes he could distract himself from the mundane bullshit hurt of his mother, Gladys. He’s an only child, and he wishes he wasn’t. Irving has a lot of wishes. Don’t we all.

Gladys calls Irving and bitches about his father. Irving imagines the porn he watched this morning. A threesome. His favourite. Gladys said, “Are you even listening to me?” Irving said, “Yeah yeah yeah”. Gladys said that Irving is just like his father, an asshole, a bloody fucking asshole.