Here’s a story starter for you. This morning I stopped at a local convenience store for a fountain soda pop. I stood in line to pay. When called to the register the short woman behind the counter, who wasn’t aging well, said “That will be ninety-nine cents.” She was short and stout, might have been missing a tooth or two. Maybe she forgot to put them in this morning.

I told her I was going to give her change. What she said next gave me a chuckle all day. “I’m not in the mood to argue with you, so that will do.”

While I’m glad she didn’t want to argue with me, it seemed a rather odd thing to say to a customer.

This woman will make a great character somewhere. Please use her if you like, but leave me the line please. What is her name? Why did she say something so odd? Did she think I was someone else?

Your thoughts please.