I'm linking up again with Six Sentence Stories. This week's prompt: change.
She said, "Hello," just as she had been trained, but she hoped that none of the customers would be chatty in reply. English was such a confusing language! Working as a cashier at K-Mart wasn't her dream job, but if she had figured correctly, she should be able to afford her small apartment and have enough left over to eat simple meals. As soon as the first customers came through her line, though, she immediately realized one vital piece of education that she lacked: a knowledge of this foreign currency. The man handed her a crisp bill. Panicked, she cupped her hand into the register, scooped up a random assortment of coins, and thrust them into his outstretched hand, dismissing him with the perfunctory, "Thank you, and have a nice day."
Thanks for patience--on both sides of the register.