A member of Gallifrey Base who calls himself Svelte Kroton (he used to be Cuddly) has embarked on a read-a-thon of all the Short Trips volumes.
Here’s his review of Waiting For Jeremy from A Day in the Life.
Waiting For Jeremy
by Richard Salter
The First Doctor, and Steven.
Unrequited love letters.
A small cafe.
08:52 – present day, and 1953.
Like Waiting For Godot, only with fewer Godots, and more Jeremies.
wishes he could have a more mature companion.
Steven convinces the Doctor to go back in time and change history.
“And you mean to tell me you’ve been coming here
every single morning for over fifty years,
waiting for a man who is clearly never going to arrive?”
A bittersweet tale of hopeless romance,
and an object lesson in why you should
never trust American soldiers.
Quietly tragic, in a very interesting way.