The 3rd Coyote

“Do you want it?”
“…Well, I’m, I’m not sure what it is really.”
“It’s whatever you want it to be …”
“…I mean is it a job or title or what do I do? … Seriously, do I actually turn into a coyote?”
“No, no, you’re already a coyote, that’s why I’m asking.”
“Do I get paid?”
“No.”
“But why the 3rd? Why not the 1st or 2nd?”
“‘Coz they’re not offering it to you…”
“Oh. So, are they better than you?”
“No. They’re just, uh, just the 1st and the 2nd Coyote…”
“… Is there a fourth one? Or ah, ahhh, 5th one, or a … ”
“Yah, know I, uh, have no idea…”
“Then how do you know there’s a 1st ‘n 2nd one?”
“Well, I know them. We hang out every now and again, sometimes we…”
“These are friends?”
“Yeah…”
“Wait! Wait! You said I was a coyote, which coyote am I?”
“I don’t know. Some people are coyotes and some arn’t, and you’re a coyote. Go up North and you’re a raven…”
“I have family up North.”
“Oh yeah? Where abouts?”
“Michigan.”
“Hey! Me too…”
“OK! OK! I’m not understanding here…”
“Obviously.”
“… If I took this I would be the 3rd Coyote, …”
“Yeah.”
“…What would that make you?”
“Not, The 3rd Coyote.”
“And you’re OK with that?”
“Again, obviously, that’s why I’m asking you.”
“…Hmm, … So, what would that mean, to be The 3rd Coyote? What would be my responsibilities? Are there meetings? Do I have to show up for meetings? I hate meetings! Would people know? What would they say? Do I have to get new business cards made up? – ‘The 3rd Coyote’. Ugh. I just got 500 cards made up! What will happen? Will the top coyote … person come over and … uh …”
“No. …*sigh* … You’ll just be The 3rd Coyote. That’s It.”
“That’s it?”
“Yep.”
“…No.”
“No?”
“Yeah, I don’t think so.”
“Oh. Alright. Well, you take care then!”

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