He said he’d forgotten his bank card at home, but he’d return to cover lunch, and offered to let me hold his iPhone ‘til he got back.
But after he left, it started ringing, and kept ringing most of the afternoon.
Finally, I answered.
A woman’s voice, hoarse from weeping. Between ragged sobs, she said her husband was a good man, who’d never hurt anyone, and was just trying to buy ice cream.
She screamed at me, thinking I was a mugger.
Thinking I was a thief.
Thinking I was a murderer.
…long story short, I have an iPhone now.