I Went to the Store Today
I went to the store today.
While I was at the store, I saw a man standing in the cold foods isle. He was studying the contents of the fridge while his child was waiting in the cart. "I want waffles, Daddy," he explained. So I turned my eyes back to the man.
He opened the fridge slowly. He seemed to be reaching toward the waffles the child wanted, which caused the child to grin. But at the last second, as if changing his mind, the man reaches down toward the pancakes, causing the child's smile to drop. The man at the store knew what the child wanted and played with his emotions instead of adhering to his request.
I went to the store today, and it made me think of you.