Pam pressed into the crowded cashier’s line. A $20 bill and a couple of small sale items were in one hand, and her excited and squirmy 4-year-old was in the other.
“Yes, sweetie,” she promised, “as soon as we pay for these things we’ll go see Santa. Just give me a couple minutes here.”
Finally, she was able to hand the money and purchases over the counter to the cashier, who rang up the items, threw them in a bag and then thrust the bag and several bills and coins in change back into Pam’s hand. … Continue Reading