I was running an errand in a retail store yesterday, and while I was at the cash register, I struck up a conversation with the cashier.
“Anything new and exciting?” I asked.
She gave a knee-jerk response, “Not really.”
I persisted, “Really? Nothing new or exciting going on?”
She looked at me, and I felt our eye contact crack her.
“Well, it’s not something you’d probably consider exciting, but it’s something new. I talked to my brother this morning and he told me his cancer is back…. That’ll be $6.75”, she said, as she snapped back into work mode.