I unload my cart in checkout lane 27 at the Megalo-Mart. It’s 4:00 in the morning and I’m dressed in a skin-tight cocktail dress, red, sequined, complete with heels.
BEEP I pick up a magazine and casually peruse it while my items slide by.
BEEP BEEP BEEP
BEEP I’m getting a look from the cashier.
fruit roll ups
box flower petals
BEEP I put the magazine back on the shelf.
dog chew toy
BEEP The beeps have slowed down and the cashiers face is bright red.
BEEP The cashier’s face is now pale.
40 watt bulbs
BEEP CLICK CLICK “Your total is $246.79.”
“Man those are expensive light bulbs!” I slide my credit card through the slot.
“Thank you, Sir. Have a nice day!”