It’s Only Fair

Written for

His prompt word today Discount.

‘Ten percent discount, that seems a fair price,’ Molly said, looking at the price tag. Working it out in her head, ten percent of seventy was seven, and she had sixty three pounds in her bank.

At the till she stood waiting for the cashier.

‘Sixty seven pounds,’ she said.

‘No, that’s wrong, I worked it out as sixty three.’

The cashier stared at her, showing her the price tag – up to ten percent off. Molly sighed, she really wanted to buy the dress for her daughter’s wedding, but didn’t have enough. It was annoying, the up to, in such a small print, nobody would be able to read it.

‘I want to see the manager please,’ she said.

She wasn’t being troublesome, but with the cost of living, and prices going up, she needed to keep the costs to a minimum. She waited a few minutes, before the young girl called someone over.

‘What seems to be the problem?’

‘It says ten percent on the label, and I am getting to an age where it is difficult to see the small print. I want to pay ten percent off, and that makes this item sixty three pounds.’

‘Okay, put it at that price.’

Walking out of the store, she thought back to her days as a teaching assistant. It really paid off to learn about money.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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