In the grocery store

McMahons Point. Morning. A severely jet-lagged doctor enters a small food mart in search of spaghetti. He addresses himself to the (at the outset agreeable) shop assistant, who has a ring through the septum of her nose to prove that she is an individual.

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 08.12.36DOCTOR. Could you please show me where the spaghetti is?

SHOP ASSISTANT (pointing to a packet). Here, this is very good – and it’s gluten-free.

DOCTOR. You don’t have any with gluten, do you?

SHOP ASSISTANT (scowling as she roots around in a bottom shelf). Here.

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