Video Review: Deniece Williams “I Can’t Wait”

Deniece Williams, her background singers and band perform against a rotating background of hot pink, royal blue, citrus orange. Against the citrus orange background, a twentysomething woman types and spills her coffee cup on a report. A fortysomething man wrings it out on her desk and walks away.

A twentysomething man writes on a piece of paper at his desk. The twentysomething woman reads a book as she sits on the couch. She checks her watch and calls the twentysomething man. He answers his phone at his desk and talks to her. She smiles as he sits on the couch with her. He opens a bottle of champagne and pours her a glass. They kiss. Williams continues to sing with her band.

Rating: 3.5/5

The twentysomething woman finds a typo in the letter. She lets out a groan and returns to the computer. Her boss knocks on her desk and reminds there is a meeting in ten minutes. She saves the document and walks to the conference room. During the meeting, her boss talks about cleanliness at the desk. She takes notes on the updated policies and walks back to her desk.

On her break, she talks to the twentysomething man. He explains he’s going to have work late on a brief. She says it’s been such a tough day. He says he’ll try to get home as soon as possible. She says she’ll leave dinner in the refrigerator for him.

It was 7:30 p.m. She calls the twentysomething man. The twentysomething man notices the time and says he’ll be right home. She puts her book away and watches television. In the middle of the show, he walks through the door with a bottle of champagne. She asks him, “what are we celebrating?” He says he landed a career making case, which is why he was late. Continuing, he says he’ll be able to cross examine the defendant in court. She says that’s so exciting and pours him another glass of wine.

Director: N/A Year: 1988

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.