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Fiction: Nickles and Dimes

“There’s your receipt,” Laura said in a bored, friendly way. “Thank you for shopping at MacKenna’s today.”

“You forgot my change,” the customer said.


“Yes, I gave you a $20 bill and the total is $17.22; I should get $2.78 in change.”

“Oh, right.” Laura’s chin began to quiver. “Not again,” she moaned softly. “Um… Look.” She paused and tried to keep from crying. “Look, I’m really sorry, but I can’t give it to you.”

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