This writer; Hannah Brencher, is brilliant. Lovely
The salesman at the AT&T store wasn’t equipped to handle me.
He’s equipped to handle phones. And tablets. And angry customers who drop their phones and crack the screens. I am 100% sure that he is equipped to handle such things. But me? No, certainly not.
I imagined he’d probably gotten up that morning and slugged a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee without any plans of ever encountering an anxious malcontent in a bright red hat who was hoping to get an upgrade and a clean slate– all in one sitting.
“Do you have everything backed up?” he asked me.
“I don’t think so,” I shrugged and looked off to the window. “Does it really matter? Do people actually do that?”
“Ummm, well…” he looked at me, as if staring long enough might be the key to me cracking a grin and telling him I was just kidding. I wasn’t kidding.
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