Lime Jello

"Can I help you find something?"
"Yes. I'm looking for Jello."
"Aisle 4."
"Thank you."

"Miss?"
"Is there anything I can do for you?"
"Yes, I'm looking for Jello."
"Well, it looks like you've found it."
"No, not really. You see, I'm looking for lime Jello."
"Lime?...I'm not sure we have that in stock."
"Please. I need some."
"Oh. Well. We have lemon."
"No. No. That won't do. I need lime."
"I'm sorry, ma'am."

"Is this all?"
"Yes. I- well, I didn't find what I was looking for."
"Maybe I could help."
"I need lime Jello."
"Did you look in aisle 4?"
"Yes. There was only lemon."
"Right. Come back tomorrow and maybe we'll have some by then."
"No. Well, I mean thank you, but, I need it today."
"I'm sorry. Have a nice day."
"Thanks...you too."
~~~
"Mom?"
"Yes honey, how are you feeling?"
"I'm okay. The doctor said he wanted to talk to you."

"Ma'am?"
"Yes?"
"His condision is extremely critical."
"Oh...is there anything you can do?"
"No, I'm sorry."
"How long do we have?"
"Today, ma'am. Just today."
"You- you're sure?"
"Yes."
"Thank you, sir."

"Mom? Are you alright?"
"Me? Hon, I'm fine. It's just..."
"It's what the doctor said isn't it?"
"Well...yes."
"I already know. I'm going to die aren't I, Mom?"
"Oh!"
"I'm right."
"Darling."
"It's okay, Mom. You'll be okay."
"I- I love you."
"I love you too, Mom."
"Honey? Is there anything you want? Anything? We just have one day, I'll give you anything."
"No, Mom. I just want you, okay?"
"Are you sure? Anything."
"Well...there was something... Remember my birthday, two years ago?"
"Of course. We went swimming and had a picnic. Oh!"
"Yes?"
"I know."
"Lime Jello."

~~~
"Ma'am. Ma'am?"
"Yes?"
"Your groceries."
"Right..."
"Do you need something? Coffee?"
"No...no, I'm fine. I...good-bye."
"Oh, okay. Good-bye."

"Wait!"
"What?"
"Ma'am? Are you the one who wanted the Jello?"
"Yes- yes I am."
"Orange was it?"
"No. No. Lime. I wanted lime."
"Right-o. Well, here you go. My boss said this was the last box."
"Oh...oh...thank you! Thank you!"
"No problem, ma'am. Have a nice day."





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