I order chicken because it’s cheaper.
They say all they have is mixed fish.
I ask for a medley of marlin and tuna.
They say “How about cod?”
They hand me two bills,
one higher than the other.
They explain I’ll be charged only once
and look at me like I’m stupid to not
I think I won’t know if they’re
telling the truth until my credit card statement
arrives and by then this shop may be gone.
I leave and later realize
they never gave me the fish.