Robert P – Los Angeles
Photo by Malina Saval
As soon as Robert sits down, his gaze continually shiftsfrom the window to me. I make up reasons in my head. He’s on the run from the cops. He owes money to a bookie and they’re coming after him. His partner is outside casing the joint. “I’m looking for parking enforcement.” Illegally parked. I’ll buy it for now.
Robert lives in Encino and has worked at Victoria’s Secret since he started as an undergrad—but he’s ready to move on. “You can only handle women for so long. You being the only guy, and for some reason they all have their menstrual cycles at the same time… you know when you don’t want to work. But it’s been a great job. And the perks are great.”