New Shampoo?

by Phil Sporlan
originally published at 11:47PM on Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Michael gets to work. Thoughts of his first day at the gym still running through his head.

“What a mess I am.” He thinks

Quickly forgets everything when he sees his very lovely soon to be friend for life. Will there be a window today? Anything more than “Hello” would be a victory.

Michael begins to walk over to Elisabeth. He stands in front of her.

“I like your hair”

She smiles but not in a good way.

“I mean, Hello. How are you today? Your hair is nice. Is that a new shampoo?”

Elisabeth stares at him and quietly answers.

“Yes it is.”

Michael begins to laugh. Wipes his recently trimed eye brows.

“Is that it?” she asks.

“I’m sorry, I can’t tell you how stupid I feel. Sorry. I have to go unload a truck.”

Michael quickly walks away, Elisabeth watches him leave.

“Was he bothering you?” Asks the manager.

She shakes her head no.

Michael is standing in front of the bathroom mirror. Very disappointed in himself.

Manager begins yelling “Ernest you don’t work today!”




  • from Stovohobo:

    Great conveyance of his insecurity and nerves. I like it.

  • from THX 0477:

    Poor guy. That shampoo line never works.

  • from Writer4Life00nj:

    I hope a boy never tried that line on me…....unless he’s famous lol jk

  • from Bartimaeus:

    you should try the eye routine…

  • from DARK!:

    Nice story that awsome its amazing.

  • from Apostrophe :

    ouch what a bummer

  • from Kermitgorf:

    Such a sad sad man,yet I feel forhim and want wish him successs. an original character you created Phil. loving this series. and its point of view

  • from Writer4Life00nj:


  • from Writer4Life00nj:

    but good story (:

  • from Nissakit:

    good storyline, but didnt he change his name..? Im confused