Have a Great Day
• Mira, you're in charge of the counselors, right?
Hi Jon. Yes, I am.
• Good, I want a different counselor.
• Yeah, Paul is okay, but I think he likes me.
• Yeah, likes me likes me. I lost weight from the cancer, so I work out every day.
That's great that you're working out.
• Now, I look hot. Do you think I look hot, Mira?
• But I don't go that way since that jerk left. Broke my heart, Mira.
• I like girls now, Mira.
• But you know it's not right.
What's not right?
• The FBI. They're using infrared to watch us all the time, and it's not right.
• They shouldn't be allowed to do that, Mira.
• So, anyway, the new counselor, Rachel, could she be my counselor? Because she's cute.
Jon, you know we don't assign counselors to have relationships with clients.
• I know Mira, I'm just messing with you. But she is cute.
• So, I guess I'll stay with Paul then. He's pretty nice.
I'm glad he's nice.
• Yeah, he's okay. He helped me get a place. I like it. Much better than the streets.
• Yeah, it's great. But Mira, the FBI listens outside my room.
• I stuffed a towel under the door. Think that will help?
I hope so.
• Hold on a sec, I'll get my notebook. Did I show you my new drawings?
Those are good drawings, Jon.
• Thanks, Mira. This is a picture of that counselor Rachel. Doesn't she look beautiful?
She does look beautiful.
• I didn't make a picture of Paul. I hope that won't hurt his feelings.
I think you should draw what you want to draw, Jon.
• I drew a picture of you, Mira. See? You have a beautiful smile, Mira.
• You could be my counselor, Mira.
I'm sorry, I don't take clients, Jon. But you'd be a great client to work with.
• I would?
• Okay. I wish the FBI would stop hacking my computer though.
• My family used to be really rich, and now they track everything we do.
• Yes, we used to own Canada and they set up a secret society to take our money from us.
Sorry to hear that.
• It would make a great movie, though.
That would make a good movie.
• Okay. Well, I'll go see Paul now. Then I have to go. I've got two groups today.
That's great that you're going to groups.
• I haven't used crack in five months, Mira.
Five months? That's terrific, Jon. Good for you!
• Thanks, Mira. You're very nice.
You're nice, too, Jon.
• I'm not going to use crack today, Mira.
That's wonderful, Jon.
• Have a great day, Mira.
You, too, Jon. Have a great day.
Note: I work in a substance abuse agency. The preceding was a fictionalized compilation of client conversations.