The Incense Salesman
The Keeper’s Finds (Part 2)
A Random Stranger
[You are connected to a random stranger. You both have Treeburg and North Jersey in common. Say hi!]
Stranger: wahts yeur nmae
You: Cyrus. You?
You: Excuse me?
You: Are… are you trying to typeSmells?
Stranger: yse. waht rea y3w d0gni
You: Sitting behind a cash register. You?
Stranger: ywo ukro ni s+03r
You: I own a store, yes.
You: A secondhand shop. I resell old stuff.
Stranger: kwel1 1 sel1 djincence spplieus, dyou wnat a f3r3 smp4le
You: A free sample? Sure. Can you bring it to my shop?
Stranger: wehre si teh soph
You: Across 511 from Melanie Queen Road. I’ll assume you’re from Treeburg; do you know the industrial park?
Stranger: yse. Wuht iz yeur sohp kalled
You: The Keeper’s Finds. I’m closing up soon, you’ll have to hurry.
Stranger: lI’l eb hetre jsut as fsat sa I nac
Stranger: u w9 fur mw
Stranger: I wnat 2 gvye yjo fere smleap
Stranger: L’ii evlea ryte nuw
Stranger: ferr elpmas
You: All right all right, relax.
You: Yes I’ll wait. Just hurry up, I want to get some soon.
[Stranger has disconnected.]
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