"Hey, Luanne? I have... kind of a weird problem with my paycheck."
Luanne smiled at Darnell. Luanne always smiled. "What's up?"
Darnell pointed. "Look, the total is almost a hundred dollars higher than it should be."
"Silly," Luanne laughed. "We had like five sunny days this week, remember?"
"...we get a bonus for sunshine?"
"Mm-hm! I wouldn't spend it yet, though; next week it's supposed to be rainy."
"Wait, we pay for rain? What, do our sales govern the weather or something?"
"What happens if we get hail? Or tornadoes?"
Luanne's eternal smile faded. "We don't talk about that."
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