The Text Messages of Two Friends Who Are Meeting for Brunch and Want Updates About Each Other’s Distance From the Restaurant

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Hey! Just leaving my apartment now.

Cool – I’m on my way, too. See you in about 30 mins!

So excited to see you!

So excited to see you, too! 

Ugh — waiting for the train. I forgot it’s slow on the weekend!

How does that affect your estimated arrival time at City Vegan Kitchen? Katie, do you read me?

Loud and clear, Sarah. The sign down here says the train is 13 minutes away. Over.

Roger that. There’s going to be a huge line now at CVK. Crap. Over.

I know! Maybe we can go to that place across the street with the açai bowls. There’s never a line. Over.

Affirmative. Let me know when you get on the train. I repeat, let me know when you get on the train.

Stand by.

Okay, I’m on the train and we’re pulling into 14th Street.

I read you loud and clear.

Now the train is pulling into Christopher Street. I might lose the signal – radio check?

Loud and clear!

We’re pulling into Houston. I’m going up to street level. Over.

Roger that. I’m on Bleecker. Wait, if there’s a line, what if we went to that place next door with the fancy toast and turmeric drinks?

Negatory – that place is gross. Isn’t that where Jason got food poisoning?

Copy that. You’re right. Crossing Bleecker. CVK is within sightlines.

I’m walking to the intersection of West Fourth Street and Bleecker. I repeat: West Fourth and Bleecker. Turning the corner now.

Katie, I’m trying to get a read on the situation here … Come in, Katie!

Loud and clear, Sarah. I’m three minutes away from CVK.

MAYDAY. MAYDAY. HUGE LINE FOR BRUNCH. I REPEAT, HUGE LINE FOR BRUNCH. I’M SEEING A GIANT MASS OF CIVILIANS IN PASTELS. ONE GUY WITH A MUSTACHE. WHAT’S YOUR 20? DO YOU COPY?

I’m literally two minutes away! Almost there! Over!

WHAT DO WE DO? THEY SAID IT’S AN HOUR WAIT!

What’s the line like at the açai place? Do you have any intel?

THERE’S A WAIT THERE, TOO! OVER! 

Copy that! … Even if we sit at the bar?

AFFIRMATIVE.

Oh my god! Is there any place open that doesn’t have a wait?

I DON’T THINK SO. EVEN THE TOAST AND TURMERIC PLACE HAS A LINE DOWN THE BLOCK. MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST GO TO WHOLE FOODS AND GET STUFF FOR A PICNIC. I’M THINKING BAGUETTE AND GOAT CHEESE.

Sounds good, Sarah. Roger that! Meet you at Whole Foods in 15.

SEE YOU IN 15 AT WHOLE FOODS ON 14th STREET. THE ONE BY UNION SQUARE. KEEP ME POSTED ABOUT YOUR ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME. OVER.

Roger that, Sarah. Over and out.

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