Took Granddaughter down to Claire’s,
She had Asked to Check their Wares.
Looked around for Quite a While,
‘til She found One just her Style.


Then came Time we Had to Pay,
what Next happened I must Say,
after giving It some Time,
Experience I set to Rhyme.


The Cashier was In her Teens,
not Polite by any Means.
Pulled my Card like Eager Bunny,
I got Credit – Just no Money.


Thought she said, “Chip side Up,”
heard Her wrong – that’s a Yup.
Ran the Card but did not Work,
hard of Hearing just my Quirk.


Then she said, “Strip side Up,”
transaction Done – that’s a Yup.
Gesture she Could not Control,
Gave to Me an Irked Eye Roll.