“Oh, you were here earlier,” the cashier at the drugstore says when I step back up the counter.
“Yeah, I got about halfway down the block to go home when I realized I had to return these because they’re terrible,” I say, giving her the shitty earbuds and the receipt from when we bought them a few weeks ago.
“Well, that’s really the only kind of earbuds we have,” she says, pointing behind her to the top shelf to the array of different colored earbuds, all from the same brand.
“Yeah, I’ll just take the cash.: