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Talking Dictionary266. A Short But Slow Line


266. Ray was at the 99 Cents store on 32nd Street. He was third in line. He was behind two men. That was good. Men usually paid with cash. They usually bought only a few items at a time. But the man at the head of the line was taking forever. Ray looked hopefully at the other lines. But at least three people were in every line. Ray finally made it to the front of the line. He already had two dollar bills in his hand. The clerk rang up $2.58. Ray had coins in his pocket. He started digging for coins. Then he heard, "Can you hurry it up? People are waiting in line here." He turned around. The third person behind him was a bald man. Ray said, "Excuse me, sir. I waited to get here. Now you can wait to get here." Ray continued digging out his coins. 2.1


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