Ctrl + A
by J Hudson
He’d spent the night. She awoke before him and made coffee and toasted an everything bagel for him and was now typing on her laptop at the table.
“What size font should I use for my resume, ten or twelve?”
“It depends, what typeface are you using?” He didn’t look up from his iPad.
“Calibri isn’t professional; use eleven point Times New Roman. It’s the generally accepted typeface of business.”
“New Times Romans is boring.”
“It’s Times New Roman and Business is boring. But that’s life.”
“I want to use, Garamond or Calibri. I like the look of those fonts.”
“You mean typeface. When discussing the aesthetics of letters or numbers or punctuation styles, you refer to them as typeface, not fonts. A font is a collection of tools.”
There was a sense of recitation in his definitions of typeface and font. He sounded like a robot parrot. She chuckled and said, “You’re a collection of tools.”
“Really? That’s not funny.”
“You’re not funny.”
“Good come back. I guess that’s why I have a job and you don’t.” He sipped his coffee and went back to reading the Times online.
She hit Ctrl + A and changed everything on the page to Times New Roman. She examined her vitae and then him, lounging on the couch and his white tube socks resting on her glass coffee table. She selected Comic Sans MS from the drop down menu, saved the document, exited the program, closed the lab top and sat back to enjoy her hazelnut coffee.
J Hudson is a local food and arts organizer from Akron, Ohio. He is a member of both the Kent Zendo in Kent, Ohio and the First Congregational Church in Hudson, Ohio.