The woman ahead of me in the express line at Whole Foods wore expensive running shoes and sported an expert haircut. A fine sheen of sweat coated her skin. She was digging money from a zipper pocket on her running shorts to pay for a bottled water but came up short by 46 cents. The multi-pierced checker stared at her with a look that said, “46 cents or no drink.” The woman . . .
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