A.Word.A.Day drabble – 5/26/10: cashier
A Word A Day by Anu Garg
verb tr.: To dismiss from service, especially with disgrace.
noun: An employee who handles payments and receipts in a store, bank, or business.
From Dutch cassier or French caissier, both from French caisse (cashbox), from Latin capsa (case).
Alan took the beer from Artie and clasped Jim’s hand in a loose grip across the tabletop.
“Awriiight.” Artie nodded. “The undefeated arm wrestling champion of the 38th Division in a rematch against his most frequent challengah!” he announced into his beer bottle.
Jim smiled at Alan, sipped his beer, but didn’t tighten his grip. Artie looked disappointed. “Well?”
“Arm wrestle, already, don’t just sit there holding...oh.”
“Yeah. The arm wrestling was a blind. DADT’s dead, so we can’t be cashiered for this.” Alan squeezed Jim’s hand. “Want a real match?” he asked Jim.