Wanda filters in and out of the isles. Checking nutritional content and comparing costs. She didn’t make a list.
She recognizes the song playing in the background, she stops a second under a speaker and listens until she can make out the melody. She hasn’t heard that song for years. Before she is lost in a day dream an Asian man coming from the opposite direction waits patiently for her to step out of his way. She scoots her cart half a foot to the left and allows him to pass, nodding slightly as he goes.
The phone in her purse vibrates. She looks down and smiles at the familiar name written across the front LCD screen.
“Where are you right now?”
“I’m getting a couple groceries what’s up?”
“I’m off work early tonight and wanted to know if you’re free?”
“Well, I had told a friend of mine I’d help her with some paperwork, but it’s nothing that can’t wait till tomorrow.”
If you want Jack to say “Great then it’s a date! Can I pick you up at 7?” move on the following paragraph.
If you want Jack to say “Oh, that’s alright we can do it another time, you already have plans.” go to the last paragraph.
“Great then it’s a date! Can I pick you up at 7?”
“Sounds good, I’ll see you then.” Wanda beamed as she put the phone back in her purse and made her way to the self-check out stand. Everyone lived happily ever after.
“Oh, that’s alright we can do it another time, you already have plans.”
“really it’s not that big of a deal, I can help Jainnie anytime.”
“No, really, I insist.”
“Ok well I guess I’ll see you later?”
“Sure, take care!”
“Ok, bye!” Wanda tossed the phone back in her purse disappointedly and threw another bag of dried pinto beans in her cart. The end.