Sweet Land of Liberty
One side of an imagined encounter on State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas:
"How ya doin’ this morning? How much can you gimme for this wedding ring? $50.00? You’re cheating me! Where’s Little Joe? He wouldn’t do me like that. That’s better."
"Nah, I don’t need to put it on lay-away."
"Yeah, so I’m gonna want one of those guns. Whatever's cheapest. Can you throw in some ammo for me? That’ll work."
"And how about a pint of Jim Beam?"
"Nah, I don’t need a receipt."