In theatrical script writing, sketch stories, and poetry, a vignette is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or gives a trenchant impression about a character, an idea, or a setting, and sometimes an object. -Wikipedia

I’m sitting in the parking lot of the biggest dance club in town near the valet stand, waiting for someone to come out and look for a taxi, and a guy stumbles out the door who looks hellishly drunk. If I had to guess, he’d blow three times the legal limit if a cop pulled him over, and he’s staggering toward my car like a tequila zombie… and I’ve already decided that I’m not driving him, bucket or not. But fortunately, he stops about 15 feet away at a little grass and concrete island before he gets up to me and leans back against a palm tree to steady himself. With a great deal of difficulty, he fishes his phone out of his pocket and starts reading texts, I would guess.

He slowly slides his back down the tree so he is squatting on his heels, bent over his phone, his face very clear in the blue-white glow of the screen. He scans his messages for 15 seconds or so, and then very abruptly upchucks all over his hands and his phone. He tries to shake the vomit off his hands and his phone, but not having a lot of luck wiping the puke off the screen with slimy tequila vomit covering both hands.

And I’m thinkin’, “Yeah, that’s gonna void the warranty…”

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