Adam Booth finally succumbed to the realisation that he is never going to be called to isle 32 because there is an old friend to see him or to the fish counter just because they like his face. No, it will be as it always is, to clean up someone else's mess.
"I guess it comes with the territory" said a visually broken Booth today when after 6 years of being a supermarket janitor he finally realised that this is his station in life and he only has himself to blame.
although he was to add "mustn't grumble" as if to try and convince those present he wasn't wrestling his self loathing every minute of every agonising day, the 28 year old high school drop out and one time tennis prospect was seen to have tears in his eyes.
He is not going to be called to the beers, wines and spirits isle for a surprise party nor is he going to be called on the intercom because a lady last week took a shine to him and wants to know more about him.