Marking Time

By Libra

Souvenir

I bought this many years ago while on holiday ( remember those days?) out in the Caribbean. It has little monetary value unlike an incident  earlier that day on the island of Saint Martin. 
 
I had wandered into a high-class jewellery shop just to marvel at the prices.
 
Before I knew what was happening a smooth salesman had opened a glass case and was showing me a $3,000 dollar diamond ring. I made approving noises and added:
“Unfortunately I don’t have my credit card with me.”
 
”That’s not a problem,” he said . “We can arrange for a taxi to take you back to your ship to collect it.”
 
I left. Fast.

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