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Can’t Count On It

I was in the grocery store checkout line.

“$1.05,” said the cashier.

I handed him a twenty. I was about to search for a nickel, when ka-ching! Coins raced, clinking through the chute to the little tray.

I counted. I recounted. I had done the math. I had a dispute with the machine’s compute. I had been shortchanged.

What does it say about the world if even a machine can’t be counted on to give the correct amount?

Change is needed.

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Author:

I am a rather obscure 14th C. poet, whose work has been translated into over thirty dialects of gibberish. I now spend my days translating from the gibberish into English and back again, as need be.

6 thoughts on “Can’t Count On It

  1. I think there should be a revolt against “robots.” Yes, Emsch the Mensch, there is a midget robot inside that change machine. It would take more than chocolate, marshmallows and doughnuts to get the correct change back. My advice, bribe it with your fabulous cupcakes or pound the stuffing out of the changer to make it cough back your change. . . .

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