Linda Foust | The Sun Magazine

Linda Foust

Linda Foust practiced law for nine years before turning to writing full time. She lives in Oakland, California.

— From January 1993

Small Favors

I started using carry-out at the grocery store when I got pregnant. Even when I could still lift the bags, I decided not to. Having put off pregnancy until forty, I didn’t want to take any risks. After a month or two, Cao showed up. He looked Vietnamese, his black hair slicked back, new-employee shiny. At first I didn’t care who carried my groceries, but then I started lining up for the registers he worked. Cao made the extra effort.

January 1993
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