We cannot deny that we are divided between two conflicting feelings: because the protagonist of the story we are about to tell you, Dominic Calderon, makes us sad a little and a little bit arouses our admiration. In fact, at the end of the story, it cannot be denied that he is a man full of inventiveness. At the same time, he is also kissed by a crazy bad luck. It all begins on a quiet afternoon in Arizona
We are in Albuquerque and our friend Dominic Calderon, 36, is riding a bicycle when he is assaulted by two cravings at the same time. First he gets hungry: then he stops at one of the Chili's fast food restaurants and buys a hamburger. Then he feels like going to women: he puts the hamburger in a bag, he gets back on the saddle and continues his walk in search of a prostitute.
Soon he spots one of her, is to her liking, approaches and asks for the rate. But he points out one thing: he can't pay until Friday, when he gets his salary. The woman, who is a professional, warns him that she does not give credit. And this is where Dominic suddenly becomes our idol. For lack of anything else, he takes the hamburger out of the bag and offers it to the prostitute in payment.
A truly sad ending
The epilogue of the tragicomic skit would be worthy of a Hollywood comedy film. Dominic eagerly waits for the woman to give him an answer, but what she gets… is a pair of handcuffs. The woman is not a prostitute at all, but an undercover cop. Taken to the police station, Dominic must account for his criminal record for sexual harassment.
Mr Calderon was already on probation, which was consequently revoked as he is now also accused of pimping. And his hamburger? Well, of course it was seized as evidence, to be put on record. The only thing that consoles us is that Dominic, in prison, will at least have something to eat.