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.
There was a pile of at least fifteen different coupons on the counter, each of them coming in various color. And none of them being able to be used at this store. I pulled out my phone and casually started browsing around on my phone until she found yet another coupon from her bag.
“Here, goddamn it,” she said with a sigh. “This is the last one I got with me.”
Reluctant, I rolled my eyes, put my phone down, and took the coupon.
Three red stripes along the top, the green watermark in the corner.
“This coupon works here.”
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