Good analysis, Tom. One of the more subtle metaphors in the story. The pneumatic tube metaphor is so thinly veiled, but was a very romantic depiction of modern long distancetbaker2500 wrote:Welcome!carter101 wrote:I liked this story and narration so much I registered to say so!
I did get a bit confused when hearing about her down in a hole waiting for trucks to come past, picturing some sort of freedom fighting/ anti-establishment terrorism but I'll put that down to listening too soon after waking up.
Maybe I misunderstand your confusion, but my take is she is down in the pit where you change oil at jiffy lube. Metaphorically, she's trapped underground, doing her job, and so is he, many miles away. The effort to get from pit to pit is as difficult as pulling up roots and moving to be with your loved one.
internet relationships. Your take on Life in jiffylube was a good catch.