Never Stopped

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I am back at your door

It is time to cash in

To redeem this coupon

You once gave to me

Good for one night

Of unbridled passions

You gave it to me years ago

When we were young

And bursting with love

But there is no expiration

And it is not null and void

So can I hold you tonight

Can we recapture

What we once had

Rekindle the flames

That once burned bright

Please step back in time with me

Because I have loved you endlessly

Take this coupon and love me tonight

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – redeem

Coupon Queen

The manager approached the customer and cashier and heard the cashier say, “Here he comes.”

The customer drew in a breath and mumbled, “About time.”

“Yes ma’am, you wanted to speak to management?”

“Yes, this cashier will not take my coupon.”

“Well let’s take a look at it.”

The cashier handed the expired coupon to the manager, “I’m sorry ma’am, but this coupon is expired the end of last month.  We cannot accept it because the company will not credit us for it when it is expired.”

The customer grabbed the coupon back out of the manager’s hand and loud and brusque she replied, “They have taken them before.  I will just use it somewhere else where I am appreciated for my business.”  And she walked away from the register.

The next customer in line said, “Some people are never taught basic manners and knowledge.  I hope you don’t get that often.”  The cashier finally smiled again and the manager said, “No, not often.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – brusque