January 26, 2013

Two Kinds of Shop Girls

There are two kinds of shop girls:

those that put something on hold
until a mutually agreed time,
and staunchly guard it to make sure no one else buys it
until their customer can come back and get it...

...and those that sell that item to anyone who ponies up the cash right then and there.

I am the former shop girl,
because promises mean something to me,
and because I know that sometimes the bird in the bush is the one
that will return to the hand, over and over again.

I go for longevity.

I've never been much for immediate gratification.

I seek meaningful connections.

But sometimes, I make a promise, and I hold onto something, for longer than I promised, and no one ever comes back for it.

That is the risk I take.

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