Wednesday, October 03, 2007


photo credit: "mess" by washako16

Pronunciation: \ˈmes\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English mes, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin missus course at a meal, from missus, past participle of mittere to put, from Latin, to send — more at
Date: 14th century

1: a quantity of food: a) archaic : food set on a table at one time b): a prepared dish of soft food; also : a mixture of ingredients cooked or eaten together c): enough food of a specified kind for a dish or a meal

2 a): a group of persons who regularly take their meals together; also : a meal so taken b): a place where meals are regularly served to a group : mess hall

3 a): a disordered, untidy, offensive, or unpleasant state or condition b): one that is disordered, untidy, offensive, or unpleasant usually because of blundering, laxity, or misconduct <[the movie] is a mess, as sloppy in concept as it is in execution — Judith Crist>

4: a large quantity or number


(Merriam Webster Online)


Rye and "cool guy" run into each other in a bar. Rye tries to avoid Cool Guy. Cool Guy doesn't say anything either. Not a "hi" or "hello".

Minutes later, an sms exchange follows:

Cool Guy: "You're avoiding me. Don't deny it."

Rye: "Not denying it."

Cool Guy: "Why are you shutting me out of your world, Rye?"

Rye: "Do you want an honest answer?"

Cool Guy: "Yes."

Rye: "You can't handle the truth."

Cool Guy: "Or maybe you can't stand by your own truth."

Rye: "You're really asking for it, huh?"

Cool Guy: "Looks like I am."

Rye: "Because you're a mess. And my world becomes one huge filthy, sickening mess with you in it. I don't like it that way."

Cool Guy: "What do you mean?"

**End of SMS Exchange**