“What time does this store close?”
“Six pm I believe.”
“And where can the books on photography be found?”
“Over to the left, I think. That’s where the non-fiction section is.”
“Can you order books if they’re not in stock?”
“I think so.”
“You think so? You should know! Why are you rolling your eyes at me? I could go elsewhere.”
“You’re welcome to. I’m a customer here myself, and your questions are beginning to perplex me.”
“You should have told me you weren’t staff.”
“You shouldn’t have assumed I was.”
Word count: 90 + prompt
This has happened to me. Someone assumed I was staff in a store and began asking me lots of questions.
This was written with the prompt perplex provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #147.
Today is the anniversary of the Mosque shootings in my city that killed 54 people. My thoughts this day are with the victims and their families and friends.
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