Eve stopped at a discount clothing store to purchase a few things that were different in style from her normal attire. She was in a hurry, but found a few skirts and some tops that would mix and match with each other, giving her an enhanced wardrobe. She had only a few minutes before meeting Sandy, but Macy’s was just down the street.
She was careful to not draw attention to herself when she glanced around the store, making sure there were no faces she knew. Then, her turn came, she handed the sales lady the items and gave her a money scanner. Her heartbeat was distraught.
Each minute seemed like many, Eve watched the woman scan the tickets from the clothing. Finally, she processed the money scanner. Eve froze. Watching, hoping there wouldn’t be a problem. Then the clerk moved her body to hide the cash register. She was taking too long. Eve saw her pick up the phone, her back still to her. The woman then turned around, and said something, what was it?
“Sorry, Mrs. Hart. I’ll be right back with you.”
Eve’s instinct was to run. But she stood, frozen, thinking. What shall I do? Then she heard the girl talking.
“Yes, the sale is good through today. We’re open until 9pm tonight.” She turned around with a ticket for Eve to sign, “Sorry about that, Mrs. Hart. We’re shorthanded so I have to help with the phone as well as the register.” She laid the receipt on the counter, “Please sign and you can be on your way. Oh, let me see… yes. You saved eleven dollars on these items,” she smiled proudly.
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