“And Happy Halloween!”
Every customer who came into my shop after Thanksgiving got the same treatment. After they paid, I wished them a Happy Halloween.
Most smiled blankly, or just stared at me.
But then one guy, when I said it, he stopped, turned, and laid into me. I assumed he was religious, but then he began talking about “corporate greed” and “childhood obesity” so I guessed he was one of those liberal types.
At the end of his rant I apologized and watched him leave. I also made a note of his name.
I had found this year’s victim.