Just don't

that was the advice of the Manager at the grocery store

my first job 


Don't ask about 

about a customer's clothes or 

what they are buying, none of that


Just don't 

it just leads to long conversations, he said,

ones you don't want


Don't ask

but one day I had to ask Mrs.Henderson about the leash she carried around

the one without a dog attached 


I wish I hadn't