friday, payday

Friday, Payday available to read on Wattpad.

These people pay money to get their money.

Lester works in a convenience store on the second shift (3pm to 12am). On Friday, a payday, he narrates how his shift goes, along with describing the various customers coming into the store to cash their checks.

As the day passes, Lester wonders about life as he restocks beer, talks to this coworkers, and hopes he doesn’t get caught in the rain after work.

Friday, Payday: What Made Me Write This?

I got the idea for Friday, Payday from my experiences doing Point-of-Sale (POS) work in liquor stores, fast food locations and restaurants. While I would fix the malfunctioning computer, or install a new POS system, I would watch customers come and go. Frankly, I couldn’t help watch the customers.

While watching them, I would listen to their conversations too. Some customers had cool stories, while others complained about their day. Either way, I got to see and hear sometimes innocent or intimate details.

I focused on the check-cashing in this story after repairing a check-cashing computer. It was in a liquor store. The owners had a great setup for business. On one side customers came in and cashed their checks. Next to that was the cigarettes area. Those interested would leave one line and wait in the line for cigarettes. Next to that area were lotto tickets. Finally, on the other side of the store is where you paid for your alcohol.

I watched all of this in awe. The store owner had a fantastic business setup, as he/she earned money from cashing checks, then got more money from the customers by selling cigarettes, lotto tickets, and alcohol.

Where Can You Find This Book?

You can read Friday, Payday on Wattpad or download the short story in EPUB format below: