Bottom of a Sack

MONKEY: What the heck have you been doing? 

DAH: Stuff. Being. Living. 

MONKEY: Wow. Lots of details there. How long has this been going on? 

DAH: All my life. 

MONKEY: No, no, no. You know what I mean. How long has THIS -- what you're doing now -- been going on? 

DAH: I guess since sometime early in 2016. 

MONKEY: That's, like, more than two years ago! 

DAH: Yes. 

MONKEY: And what explanation ... wait, I mean EXCUSE ... do you have? 

DAH: I think I took a couple of turns and ended up in a cul-de-sac.

MONKEY: Cul-de-sac? What is that? French? 

DAH: "Bottom of a sack." 

MONKEY: I don't get it.

DAH: That's the literal translation. It means a dead end street. 

MONKEY: Dead. That isn't good. 

DAH: Nor is end.

MONKEY: So, what do you do? Bust out through somebody's yard?

DAH: I think I need to turn around and go back, actually. 

MONKEY: Why? Not tough enough to bust out? 

DAH: I guess that's a choice, but busting out can do a lot of damage. 

MONKEY: Yeah. Nobody likes a loser wrecking their property.

DAH: They don't. And wrecking something is what might mark me as a loser, at least in my own mind.

MONKEY: You need to get out of your head, man.

DAH: I'm thinking ... 

MONKEY: Thinking? I just told you to get out of your head! 

DAH: If I go back and make a different turn, maybe I can find a better road, and I won't have to wreck anything by busting out.

MONKEY: I still think busting out is an option.

DAH: Yeah, me, too. But not my first choice. 

MONKEY: And what about that old saw, "you can't go back."

DAH: I can't go backward in time, that's true.  

MONKEY: Like to early 2016? 

DAH: I can't do that. But I can reconsider my situation and decisions, and maybe make some choices that get me going on a new road. 

MONKEY: Turn your car around and get out of the dead end? 

DAH: I don't think the road closed down behind me. 

MONKEY: So, you can still take a different route? 

DAH: And look at this as a side-trip, I guess.

MONKEY: A pretty long side-trip. More than two years! 

DAH: Maybe I just had to park for a while, look at the map, that sort of thing. 

MONKEY: Maybe you took a nap!

DAH: Maybe I did. 

MONKEY: Well, wake up! It's boring here at the bottom of a sack. 

DAH: OK, OK. I'll see what I can do. 

MONKEY: Thank you!

DAH: My pleasure, I guess. 

DAH is me, David Anthony Hance.

Monkey is pretty helpful, actually.