the manyheaded screaming octopus of the pacific northwest

—in october the supermarket transferred me from the deli department to the
seafood department which means birds and mammals are out and fish are in—
in the lobby its a circle of dogs walking each other but at the higher levels of the
organization youll find the dogs walk in much more complex shapes —the russian
woman took monica no no to the elevator where together they ascended to the
thirtyseventh floor which opened up to a grey hallway— down to the right here is
the office for insight global which provides algorithmic marketing services for
ours and other churches —on my first day at the seafood section my boss takes
me to the stockroom which is reached through a long flight of descending stairs
the room is cavernous dimly lit and a thick wet groan bounces off the walls—the
first thing that monica noticed as she entered the waiting room of insight global
was that it was full of empty chairs—on the receptionists desk was a telephone
receiver and a small sign that said please pick up the phone and someone will be
with you shortly —monica picked up the phone said hello? and in reply heard a
dog barking—because the dog was in the next room over monica could hear the
dogsbark on both the phone receiver and through the offices walls—out a door
burst a strong black labrador wearing a dark blue business suit on its torso and a
bright red collar around its neck—monica and the russian woman followed the
dog down the hallway to a gigantic room full of many rows of tables and many
different sizes and breeds of dogs each wearing either one or two or three or four
or five red leashes on each of their red collars each leash connecting directly to
the collar of another dog with either one or two or three or four or five leashes on
its collar which were each connected to the collars of other dogs inside the big
room—all the leashes and all the dogs in the room were entangled overlapped
falling over and on each other and the sound of a thousand dogs screams
bounced off the walls— this room is where we keep our most prized creature the
manyheaded screaming octopus of the pacific northwest—