“Why so glum?” she asked. It seemed to her that he had many reasons to be cheerful. His work was moving steadily forward, even if he was no closer to getting paid for any of it.
“Because I live in a giant toilet bowl where the biggest pieces of shit make the biggest splash,” he said.
“That’s pretty good,” she said, “did you make that up?”
“I don’t fucking know,” he said, and she recoiled as if struck.
“Don’t forget to flush,” he added, to the empty room.