a woman is looking for tube socks.
she has been to five stores and cannot find them.
she is explaining this to a sales lady, who keeps saying, i'm sorry, ma'am. i'm sorry.
the woman who cannot find tube socks says, but they used to be everywhere...
i am standing in the hair colorant aisle at the walgreens on washington holding a box of clairol natural instincts #35 ebony mocha in my right hand and a box of clairol natural instincts #22 cinnaberry in my left when the elderly woman one aisle over who wants tube socks says, i've been waiting a long time to die, now i want to even more.
back at the office, i go to the bathroom and cry.
six stores down, there were tube socks at h+m.