Gus shuffled his feet as he followed Andrea into the cosmetic shop. Going to the mall was bad enough, but following his girlfriend like a puppy dog was too much. His mind started to wander as she browsed through a rainbow of eye shadow colours. He noticed a sign that read “Forever Against Animal Testing”.
“I’m in favour of animal testing. How else can we know if they learned anything?” announced Gus.
Andrea blushed. “Keep your voice down,” she hissed.
“Why? We subject kids to testing all the time. Nobody complains about that,” said Gus.
A customer nearby looked over and smiled. “Am I right?” asked Gus.
“You can’t say those kinds of things. You’re going to offend people,” whispered Andrea.
“The only people who should be offended are kids. Around here they’re clearly not as important as animals,” proclaimed Gus.
“I can’t believe you,” said Andrea.
“What?” shrugged Gus.
A store employee noticed the exchange and approached. “Can I help you find anything,” she asked.
“Do you have any filters for a mouthy boyfriend?” asked Andrea.
The employee laughed. “If you invent one of those, you’ll be a billionaire.”