The Doggie Bag – Alan Garth – 1060 words (Humour / Commercial)
Valerie’s quiet day in her gift shop is disrupted by a difficult customer unhappy with a recent purchase. The customer is clearly in the wrong, but expects Valerie to make amends. A tricky situation develops and is complicated by a visitor apparently pretending to be something she is not.
The Doggie Bag
Valerie knew trouble when she saw it, and the customer coming through the door was its spitting image. Maybe not actually spitting, but pretty close.
Before the abrupt arrival, it had been a quiet morning in Valerie's gift shop. At the moment, just one browser, a pleasant lady who had greeted her as she came in, was looking at the handmade bags on the central display. Valerie had had time to rearrange the biscuits and jams, and to enjoy the spring sunshine pouring through the windows...
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