In the lobby, Sunday morning visitation
Person 1, seated and waiting: What happened to all the rest of the benches in here?
Person 2, who sat down next to him: I don’t know.
P1: There used to be two or three more long benches.
P2: Now there’s no place for more people to sit down. You got to stand.Any more people come in here and they got to stand.
P1: And they want you here early (the sign says to arrive 30 minutes before a scheduled visit, which lasts only 20 minutes).
P2: Yeah, so people be standing longer.
P1: And then they got this mess going on outside, and no explanation for it. (Orange fencing extends around the front of the jail. There is a contractor’s name on it, but no explanation of the project)
P2: Oh, this fence? Yeah, what’s that all about?
P1: Beats me. And the officer at the desk didn’t know, either. And he didn’t know how long it would be up.
P2: (Shakes head)
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