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.                 
                                                I complain. 
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.                        

                       They smile.     
            I leave and later realize            
            they never gave me the fish.