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Oh baby why you ain’t got no butter hunh?
I drive all the way over here for butter, milk, eggs, and now I jus’ denied. Deeeee-nied.
I do ‘ppreciate you are open late on a Sunday night, I sincerely do.
But this? why you do me wrong baby why
Okay then sugar cereal and salsa and chips too
And maybe this chocolate bar k fine two chocolate bars
staaahhp the seasonal home decorations are on saaaaaale
who can resist half-priced knick knacks? baby not me
ooo Jennifer and Justin are splitting
wait who even is that
oh sure the card reader isn’t working
yeah no who even carries cash anymore? other than drug dealers?
actually I bet they squarespace now
or paypal it forward
but seriously hold up here’s a five in my pocket
fine just milk and eggs I guess not a gallon just a half-gallon for now
I mean I was going to come back tomorrow anyway
because I can’t get enough of you dollar store baby
‘cuz there’s always never enough milk for the cereal
or, like, cereal for the milk
so I keep comin’ back baby
keep comin’ back
uh huh baby
back to the dollar store
Sarina Gruver Moore teaches English literature and writing at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.