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“Excuse me sir, where’s the Advil?” I ask politely as I walk, for the first time, into the Quik Mart across the street from the Colonial Hall apartments.
“Over there.” A middle-aged Indian man declares, apparently suspicious of my request to alleviate my cramps.
I smile back anyway, hoping that his face is permanently in a suspicious glance that makes me uncomfortable to go anywhere but the aisle in front of him. [excerpt]
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Hughes-Murdock, Andeulazia C., "The Pursuit of Advil and Blow Pops" (2014). SURGE. 252.