We shuffled past the display cases full of baked goods and reached the cashier waiting near the end. We handed her the bill and said, “Can we each pay half?”

“Sure,” she answered. The helper next to her reached for a calculator. “That’s okay,” she said, “I can do it in my head.” And she did.

It was unbelievable to see a young person do math in her head without the aid of a cash register to tell her what to think. Kids just don’t do that anymore.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic  “unbelievable.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Unbelievable”

  1. it’s unbelievable that summer is almost over. Why is it that the wait for summer seems so long while winter seems to linger longer and longer as the years pass? In this part of the country, winters have gotten much harsher. I wonder if this is going to be the trend from now on.

  2. The van purred to a stop. The small wicker gate at the entrance to the garden almost shook with the ferocity of the barks , emanating from the canine chained to a pillar. “This seems unfamiliar”,I thought, as I shifted my gaze to the name plate at the door.Unbelievable!.I was at the wrong house! How could I !I was so absolutely sure and then to have taken the wrong turn!!

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