Crumbs From the Corner: Adventures in Woolgathering

Friday, June 5, 2009

Questions and Answers



The mall was open but most of the shops inside still wore their shutters like enormous heavy eyelids. Spouse and I were the only customers- if we could qualify for the title without a hint of intent to spend a cent.
We paused at a booth that advertised Internet and cell phone packages. A young lady stepped forward to assist us.
"Hi there," she beamed, "do you have any answers I can question?"
As a matter of fact we had plenty; but before she could challenge any of them she stuttered and blushed and admitted she had made a mistake, which we had strongly suspected.
"I'm so sorry," she said, "it's a bit early for me. I'm still asleep."
She helped us nevertheless, which was the important thing, and we had a nice chat. Then away Spouse and I went through the empty mall, having successfully consoled the sleepy-eyed, tongue-tied assistant.

3 comments:

ArtSparker said...

That sounds very much in the tradition of holy argument of the Jewish tradition. I kind of like it, actually.

hele said...

the perfect way to question.

and i love the magic carpet tale.

TheElementary said...

ArtSparker, good- glad you liked it!

Hele, So true... perfect. We should all question like that :)

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