Out of Focus

“How do you recycle recycle bins?”

“You’re supposed to keep this channel clear,” said Officer Carson McLellan. He hated it when a perfectly good stakeout was ruined by unnecessary chatter.

“It’s been over an hour.”

“He’s got to come here eventually. Have you seen any movement?”

“Just a coupla rats humping in the alley.”

“At least it’s educational.”

Bruce Cahill shook his head. “So, what’s the answer to the question?”

“What question?”

“Recycle bins. My pick-up days are Thursdays, and the past two weeks I tried to get them to take one of my cracked recycle bins… Wait. I’ve got movement.”

“Is it our guy?” asked McLellan.

“Hold on. It’s a late model small Ford.”

“That sounds right. What’s he doing?”

“He’s still in Focus. Looks like he’s waiting for something,” said Cahill.

“An accomplice?”

“Maybe. He’s moving. He’s out of Focus.”

“Get him back. I can’t see him from here.”

“I still got him, but he’s definitely out of Focus.”

“Are you sure it’s him? We gotta be sure,” said McLellan.

“I’m sure. Wait, what’s he doing? He turned around. He’s going back to the car.”

“Is he still alone?”

“So far. He’s back in Focus.”

“Keep on him,” said McLellan.

“He’s in the back seat. It’s getting too hazy. I can’t see what he’s doing.”

“Try to get him back in focus.”

“He is in Focus,” said Cahill.

“I thought you said it was getting hazy.”

“It is.”

“Then how can he be in focus?”

“What’re you talking about?”

“What’re you talking about?”

“Listen. A fog or something’s rolling in. He’s in his car. No, wait. He’s out of Focus.”

“Because of the fog,” said McLellan.

“No, because of the car. It’s a Ford Focus,” said Cahill.

There was a pause.

“Dude, I don’t wanna work with you any more.”

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