Sadly, having been seriously sidetracked by writing character backstories for a D&D game, I have nothing prepared for today.
(I would post those, but they aren’t in story format, they’re in encyclopedia format)
Instead have a quick story by my dad.
Note: This is a true story.
(Necessary information: my dad is the sandwich guy. He drives a truck, delivering food to various convenience stores. Due to the amalgamated nature of the company he works for, he’s simultaneously sandwich guy/beef jerky guy/hostess guy/pastry guy. If you eat something from a convenience store and it isn’t chocolate or chips, my dad handled it.)
SCENE: A Mac’s store. (Essentially a 7-11 but with more owls)
Cashier: [to Random Customer] I’m going to China!
Random Customer: That’s nice [Exit]
Cashier: [to Another Random Customer] In the fall, I’m going to China!
Another Random Customer: That must be exciting!
Cashier: [huge smile] Yes it is! [to Last Customer In Line] I’m going to China!
Last Customer In Line: Sounds like fun!
Cashier: [huge smile] 😀
[All customers exit store]
Cashier: [turning to Dad] I’m going to China!
Dad: [currently taking inventory of beef jerky] I heard.
Cashier: [somewhat subdued] I guess it’s not that special now is it.
Dad: It was never special.
Cashier: [excited again] I’m going to China! I’m going to eat cat!
Dad: Not dog?
Cashier: [frowning] I’m not going to Korea! [huge smile] I’m going to China!
Dad: . . .