Carl was tired of being ignored and treated like he was invisible. No matter where he went, no one looked at him, spoke to him, or even acknowledged his existence.
They don’t even know my name, he thought.
Carl was leaving. There was no room in other peoples’ lives for someone like him. Once he left, people would just have to ignore someone else. He was going to make a new life for himself. He would no longer be the elephant in the room. He was going to be Carl, The Elephant by the Sea.