A Military Spouse
He relayed his thoughts to the livid Mary, and she huffed, digging into her bag for her card. She handed it to Mr. Timmerman, who swiped it against a card machine. But the card declined. Ana had to stifle a chuckle and the urge to shake her head.
Mary clicked and snatched the card back. She offered two more, both of which declined. Only when she provided the last one did it go through. She stormed out of the restaurant short $24. Ana smiled triumphantly, unaware of the war she’d just entered with a military spouse.
Disclaimer: To protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.