"May I help you?"
"I'd like to buy a complaint."
"That will be 5 dollars."
"5 dollars!? Outrageous! Yesterday it was three!"
"Sorry sir, the price went up. Complaints are popular now that people are upset with the way things are. I hope you understand."
"Fine! Here's your $5."
"Thanks for your business. Here's your complaint receipt."
The grievance auditorium was busy, and Dan didn't want to wait, so he decided to come early tomorrow. Tomorrow came; Dan was first in line. He put his ticket in the machine.
Machine: "You have 5 minutes."
"5 minutes!? Yesterday, it was 10!"
Christopher about 2 years ago
Great Monty Python-esque drabble.
DevilDeviant about 2 years ago
Thanks! A bit of a satire on how corps keep downsizing things. The "fun size" revisions to our favorite foods -> charging more for less was partially an inspiration for this as well as Google/YouTube demonetizing creator content and tightening up their search engine algorithms.