The popcorn man has resorted to a knife and fork to carve up his steaming charcoal lump. He gets ten points for effort, but minus five hundred points for trying to eat the smelly mess. It's really amazing what a microwave can do.

My insides felt black and burnt when I called him and he wouldn't talk to me. Amanda is bitter but recovering after just one month of forced closure. After a year I'm still up in the middle of the night waiting for an explanation, feeling charred.

Amanda asks for the salt. My fries are mostly a memory now.