A favorite teller
I saw my favorite bank teller at the bank. She's an attractive lady, if not a little worn; a little tired. At times we talk about sinus problems and at other times we talk about how things aren't well, not to be necessarily negative, but to be truthful.
This time, she said things were too much. She said work was laying on all these rules and regulations, plus more work. Her mind couldn't take anymore and didn't want to. Then she said she can't wait until it all comes apart. I asked until what comes apart. She said the government. I said I've been waiting for things to fall apart for a long time, but it just goes on. She said don't worry, it will.
An older, obnoxious customer made his impatience felt, and so I had to leave but on the way to the car, I felt better. I was getting used to things as they were, trying to accommodate and adapt. This was a reality check. There is unhappiness around and we need relief.
(Written some years ago but applies for the present)