After many years of loneliness, Barkly stepped out of his faded brown cape cod house. This place he called home was a trap, and had kept him hidden away from the world his whole life. Barkley was ready for change, and so that day he went to his garage to look for his car. But Barkley hadn’t been to his garage in years and didn’t have a car, not even a bicycle. His garage was mostly filled with rusted tools and broken lawnmower parts, which seemed fitting,considering he hasn’t cut his lawn since the summer before. All these things mowing, cleaning had little importance to barkley, but nevertheless he was venturing into the wild world.
He lived on the end of a dead end street, with almost every other house closed because of bankruptcy. He took a left down the cracked cement road to what seemed a diner. The flashing lights of the diner proclaims it had the best world-famous ribs’, and greatest chili. He walked into a small room with two tables, a couch and a small table with a cash register. He walked up to the cash register and asked for a medium soda. The man behind the counter had a bright red mole on his nose, and replied with thank you, please take a seat. Barkley walked to the table and tripped on his shoelaces. His head hit the corner of the table, and his body slammed against the wooden floor.
The cashier got up from his chair immediately and ran over to Barkley.
“Are you okay.”
Barkley sat up and leaned against the rusted gray trashcan. “Ya I’m fine.”
“Do you not know how to tie your shoes, or are ya just plain dumb.”
“Yes, i do and I think you’ll find it alarming that your shoes are untied and your fly is down.” The cashier looked down and turned beat red. He walked to the back and grumbled that it’ll be a minute for his soda.
See the truth is Barkley always had a slight of hand. He could move his hands swiftly and quietly without anyone’s knowing. He had not had must social practice with his unique ability but at the spur of the moment he could both reply and embarrass the cashier. The cashier came from the back and tossed a soda to Barkley. Barkley opened it and walked outside.