100 Word Story – The Coupon Incident (Part One)

For once, I would just like to have a normal graveyard shift go by without any kind of incident. Between then alcoholics trying to buy even more beer when they come in or the homeless guys from down the block trying to steal some food before going into hiding for the night, I would like to have just one uneventful shift.

I really wouldn’t mind sitting behind the counter most of the shift waiting for a customer to come in and calmly buy a pack of smokes or a cheap lotto ticket. I mean, why the hell do the morning and mid-shifts get all of the polite people while I get all of the weirdos?

And why the hell am I always on my own during this? Thank god there’s a security camera to catch this all going down.


“I’m sorry, Ma’am, but this coupon doesn’t work here.”

“Why not? I use this kind of coupon here all of the time!”

If this old lady really thinks that she’s gonna be able to get away with this, she has another thing coming.

I picked up the coupon and waved it back and forth in front of the old lady, flashing the obviously different brand logo on it, “This is a coupon for a different chain brand. If you want to use it, there’s another store down the block.”

She squinted behind her large, round glasses, “I don’t want to.”


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