N. 9 - Robbery


Lilli Capovolta


- This is a Robbery, empty the drawer!

- No, today, I don't touch money…

- By which you mean?

- In this cash only Cash card payments. I don't handle coins or banknotes...

- And why?

- I'm an objector. Cash disgust me...

- But does money in general make you this effect or just cash?

- No, only cash.

- Why are you doing the cashier at the supermarket?

- Well, but what does it mean...

- You need respect even for cash...

- Look who's talking about respect!

- Well, rob is like any other job!

- Job?

- You don't know the risks that come in this craft...

- Craft?

- And you working for a multinationals of trade… Do you think you have a clean conscience?

- Yes, why?

- Because the concept of mall, where consumerism and surplus value and blah blah blah and then again blah blah blah and again blah blah blah...

- You're right. I didn't think about it. It is a wrong logic, though dominant.

- The logic of this world is foolishness in front of God!

- Hmm… what does it mean?

- This is a sentence from the first letter from Saint Paul to the Corinthians...

- Are you sure it Wasn't a spot?

- Yes, I'm… and anyway, do you know you're really great?

- Yes, of course I know… but you also have charm...

- How do you see a robber along with a cashier?

- … objector...

- Of course, objector...

- Eh, I see them together! But do you know how I see you?

- Tell me...

- You're like Antonio Lupin who steals in supermarkets to give to starving...

- Well, thank you, but I work in my own...

- What a shame...

- Why?

- Because I was already deluding myself...

- No, don't do this...

- I'm really pushover...

- Hear me: I wait for you after the robbery?

- But you're a little rascal, aren't you?

- Well, but it's your profession that takes you to this...

- Well, then when I finish the shift and you finish your turn, we'll meet at the bar around the corner!

- See you later!

 

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- Miss Capovolta?

- Tell me, director.

- What's this about you sending customers to other queues?

- No, I don't throw away anyone, I only accept Cash card payments because today banknotes disgust me...

- Today are they disgust you?

- Yes.

- And not the other days, right?

- Well, but sooner or later, you have to start doing something against this system. I start today!

- Oh, but why don't you ever start working?

- Director, stop persecuting me or I'll say it to my boyfriend. He's a robber and he'll give you a lesson...

- Where are you going now, by God?

- Now I get up because I fell like crying...


 

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© ENRICO MATTIOLI 2017



© Enrico Mattioli 2017