Father too had a mishap. He mistook cat food for tuna because it wasn’t in its usual place. Mother scolded. Nothing changed.
Earlier in the day, Allen noticed a plant bursting foliage through a sidewalk crack. Wrong place, but it made him smile.
He took out his sister’s favorites from the fridge to remove his sandwich. Her stuff went to the back.
Unlike the outdoor plant, greenish mold didn’t have a place in his life.