The Junk Box – p.16

February 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

By the time the owner of the shop took her first load of trash out to the dumpster that morning, the rats had eaten so much that they were all fast asleep in various strange positions around the box. She knew there were rats in the alley but she had never seen so many of them all at once.

She got one of her employees to come out with her, and keep an eye on the rats while she took out the trash. The employe was a college boy, still in his freshman year, and he thought he knew everything, but he could not understand why rats would be having a slumber party. The box caught his eye, and he tip-toed between the snoozing vermin until he’d reached it. His boss was mortified and told him if he was attacked, she would not be responsible for his medical bills. He just grinned at her and looked down into the box.

There were some copies of a car lovers magazine near the top, and under that he found some chrome parts that he was missing for the car he was rebuilding with his dad. He couldn’t believe his luck, so he picked the box up and brought it into the shop.


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