Filed under: Chapter 01 | Tags: Chapter One, hot dogs, Josh Bates, Kevin Wilder, Kujo's, Macy's
YOU ARE HERE :: BY KEVIN WILDER
I CAN HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR, Bryanna Summerson, even though you’ve never fired off a single word in my direction.
The language you’re speaking is one I’m not too fluent in, and honestly, it’s kind of hard to decipher. From what I can tell, you seem to be telling me I don’t exist. But the truth is, I do.
Because if Josh Bates wasn’t living and breathing right now, who else would be price-checking these items?
And if Josh Bates wasn’t price-checking these items, what other friendly sales associate would notice your absence (that is, if you didn’t wander in at some point to try on shoes)?
I look down at my shoes, planted firmly on the ground. They’re looking a little dirty at the moment. I tap the pale carpet with my foot. Still here. Never hurts to double-check.