Some Thoughts

A lover of quotes and randomness.

Ode to the retail worker

As coal dark pits of anger

drill into you-

fear not the repercussions

of a shrill shopper wronged,

by misleading signs

(that you did not make)

by predatory pricing

(that you did not fix).

This creature of hatred

will blame your $10/hour ass

without a second thought-

without a first thought-

for the dimly lit, inconventiently shelved

store that you spend sunless days roaming.

You, dear retail worker, will march on

you may even smile

at the next customer

through your faltering faith in humanity.