cashier: Would you like to add a $1 to your purchase today to help the JDRF find a cure for juvenile diabetes?
melissa: Why yes, I would…since I have juvenile diabetes.
cashier: Really? [puzzled] I thought it was only kids that got that.
melissa: Kids grow up. It doesn’t go away. [gently now] That’s why they’re searching for a cure.
cashier: Oh, well, I guess that makes sense.
melissa: [laughs] Yeah.
cashier: That’ll be $11.40, then.
melissa: Thanks. Have a good one.
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