I didn’t take anything. I’m waiting for a friend of mine.
Yeah, I have a wrench under my coat.
No, I don’t have a receipt for it. It just looks like one of yours.
So you’re stuck with me. How long does this usually take?
Look, I just blew it. Just kick me out. It’s cool.
I’m sick of waiting; where’s the “man” when you want him?
Changing of the guard, eh?
They’ve had me in here for over an hour.
I’m so sorry. Can’t I just pay for it and never come into the store again?
Sorry about the tears, man. My kid is so hungry and what if I lose my place?
We’d be on the street!
But you can do something, can’t you? I won’t ever come in here again, I swear!
Thank you so much, man! I won’t ever do anything this stupid again. Really!
As seen in UMM Binnacle Ultrashorts 2017
(This Flash is expanded into a 10-minute, one act play: let me know by comments if you would like to see it up.)