I shuffled through the books I was holding and turned to Clara. “Hey, I’m about to go to the cash register, but I have one thing for everyone except for you. Are you sure there is nothing you want?”

She considered this and glanced around at the store. “Oh, I don’t know… I’m sure there is something…”

She looked over at the children’s book section and then at the used DVDs. She brushed a strand of hair out of her face and turned towards the journals and bookmarks. “I guess I’ll just take $20 dollars in cash.”

I stared at her blankly for a few more moments. She continued to stand in one place and turn in circles. “Yeah. Probably just the money…”

I shook my head sadly and walked away.