Bobby the Butcher was looking at the calendar on the wall in his office at the butcher shop.
He saw that it was Father’s Day this coming Sunday. Father’s Day was always a hard day for him since the death of his father.
“I think I will close the butcher shop for the day,” said Bobby.
“What day?” asked Aunt Jessica, who was just entering Bobby’s office.
“This Sunday is Father’s Day,” said Bobby. “I thought I would close the shop for the day.”
“Why would you do that?” asked Aunt Jessica. “Your daddy and grandfather would roll over in their graves. You know they would never want you to close the shop. You will end up losing business that day. Father’s Day is one of our busiest days.”
“Dad and Grandpa would both understand,” said Bobby. “I am not doing this to hurt business. I am doing this to respect both Dad and Grandpa.”
“I don’t know,” said Aunt Jessica. “I don’t think it is a good idea.”
“That is your opinion,” said Bobby. “I am the owner now so I am the one that makes the decisions on when the shop is open or closed.”
“Fine,” said Aunt Jessica. “Have it your way. Just think of the money you will lose.”
“Everything doesn’t center on money,” said Bobby angrily. “If it wasn’t for you and your witchcraft, both Dad and Grandpa would still be alive.”
Aunt Jessica was very angry with Bobby for bringing up the fact that she was responsible for the deaths of her brother and her father.
“How dare you?” screamed Aunt Jessica, waving her arms above her head and ranting some gibberish.
“So you are going to put a spell on me,” said Bobby, grabbing his magical butcher knife off the counter. “You know you are no match for this knife.”
The butcher knife was something his grandfather had purchased years ago from a traveling salesman. It glows when it is in the possession of the right person and the knife knows Bobby is the right one.
The butcher knife started to glow as Jessica tried to put a spell on Bobby. Her witchcraft was no match for the knife.
Aunt Jessica ran out of the butcher shop. Bobby let her go. He wasn’t going to run after her. She had caused so many problems over the years and he was tired of it.
Bobby did close the butcher shop for Father’s Day. He did things that day to respect and honour his dad and grandfather. He felt good about his decision and he knew that was all that mattered.
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