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Are You Googling That? My Character of the Day

So, I’m next in line at Walmart, placing my groceries on the conveyor belt while the bagger and cashier are having a conversation. After I place the last item on the moving piece of rubber, I look toward the automatic-glass doors and notice the sky churning out a few ominous looking clouds. This worries me, because we’re planning to take the boat out on the river, and showers are not welcome. I pull out my iPhone and check my weather radar app. The bagger stops bagging my things and says, “Are you Googling that?” “Excuse me?” “Are you Googling that?” “Googling what?” The cashier chimes in: “Are you Googling dark-chocolate versus white-chocolate?” A look of anticipation flickers across her face She eyes me with an urgency greater than my husband’s when he’s prodding me for sex. “Why would I be Googling that?” I ask this because I cannot fathom why dark-chocolate versus white-chocolate would suddenly pop into my head, and I am even more perplexed by the thought that the Walmart staff would know precisely the moment this thought occurred. Like, really? They both start to talk, but then the cashier finishes with “We were just talking about how dark chocolate is healthier for you than white chocolate.” She holds up a chocolate-covered pretzel as evidence, and in one swoop, pops it into her mouth. I’m stunned. Was I involved in this conversation and not aware? Did the bagger and cashier at some point invite me into their conversation and perform some ritual which has now rendered me void of any memory of said conversation? 25

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