She’s tried on seven pairs of Nikes already, and she doesn’t like any of them. “I just hate what covid has done,” she complains as I pull out pair number eight. “I had a membership at gyms, at Pinnacle Club, at Equinox, I had a pool I swam at, all gone.”
I sigh inaudibly beneath my mask as she continues, “I just can’t believe what’s happened to me!”
“What’s happened to you,” I say without inflection, looking her dead in the eye.