… the cashier you smiled at, the one who was being yelled at by a customer at the convenience store because she gave him incorrect change for the six-pack of beer he had just purchased. She didn’t smile back at you, she was busy shielding herself from the man’s curses. But you could tell from the look in her eyes that she needed your encouragement. She was someone’s mother perhaps, who had stayed up all night caring for her sick baby, or a woman whose husband had just left her for another, or maybe she was trying not to worry about her son at home, the one who was suspended from school for bringing a pocketknife to class as a prank.
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