In this episode, I read to you a piece of writing I wrote on April 6, 2015. It is about what happened after I got my very first smartphone. Strangers started calling me in an effort to reach someone named Mario.
I read “Desperately Seeking Mario” in episode 037 of Words of Jen.
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I hope they all found Mario in the end.
Did you find out and go to his restaurant?
I have no idea if any of them found Mario. All I know is they stopped calling me.
I had been to Mario’s restaurant long before I got my iPhone, and before his friends/family/and other connections started calling me. The food was pretty good.
Later, when I learned the name of Mario’s restaurant from one of the people that called me (looking for him), I didn’t go searching for Mario. Part of the reason is because I usually too sick to go outside. The other reason was I had concerns that if I found him and said “Hey, there’s a collections agent looking for you,” that news may have gotten around to his workers and stressed them out.
Shawn and I went past the place where Mario’s restaurant used to be. It had been empty and “for lease” for a long time.
Recently, there are paper signs in the window that show that a new restaurant is coming in – that has already applied for a liquor license. The new restaurant is going to serve completely different food than what Mario’s restaurant was serving.