“Hello, Marvin,” I said, as I stepped to the front of the line at the polling place.
“Hello,” he said, looking puzzled. “Let’s see if I can remember your name.” He thought a minute.
“Janet,” I said. No light went on in his eyes. “Coburn,” I added.
“I know I must have seen you around somewhere.”
“Actually, no. I just read your name off your name tag and wanted to be friendly.”
“I forgot I was even wearing it,” he said.
* * *
My husband was working in the electronics department of the store. He saw a customer looking at the merchandise. She was apparently transexual, or in transition, or perhaps a transvestite.
“Hello,” Dan said, with a friendly expression on his face. “Is there something I can help you with?”
The woman seemed taken aback.
* * *
Dan also sees many customers from Arabic-speaking countries. He greets them…
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