Audit

Illustration by Alessandro Gottardo

I’m at Trader Joe’s buying groceries for the week, next to the sample counter: cornbread mix with corn chile salsa. One of the employees is talking to an older woman and suddenly drops his voice when he sees me, like they were just talking about me in a less-than-positive manner. They both turn and look at me as I take another sample cup of cornbread, pop it into my mouth like a Jell-O shot.

Originally published in The Sun.

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