Flash fiction: Perfectly calm people

At a certain airport, on a certain day, a woman bumped into someone who was leaving the currency exchange. Before the bearded Arab with a pink headscarf could do anything, the woman raised her voice and said:

“Calm down, good sir! You’re making this a bigger fuss than it is.”

“But I’m perfectly calm and I’m not making a fuss,” the Arab said.

“Yes, you are, good sir! Now if you can just cool your head for a moment, we’ll figure something out,” the woman hissed, sounding distressed.

“I’m telling you…” the Arab tried to explain.

“Don’t do anything rash or I’ll scream!” the woman warned.

The Arab stood silent for a moment, then turned on his heels and ran away. The woman screamed “Thief! He’s a thief!” and the security guards arrested the Arab for pickpocketing. The woman got away with the man’s money, which she claimed had been stolen from her, and the security guards did not suspect a thing…

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At a certain airport, on a certain day, a woman bumped into someone who was leaving the currency exchange. Before the short Asian girl with a black blazer and white miniskirt could do anything, the woman raised her voice and said:

“Calm down, young lady! You’re making this a bigger fuss than it is.”

“But I’m perfectly calm and I’m not making a fuss,” the girl said.

“Yes, you are, young lady! Now if you can just cool your head for a moment, we’ll figure something out,” the woman hissed, sounding distressed.

“I’m telling you…” the girl tried to explain.

“Don’t do anything rash or I’ll scream!” the woman warned.

The girl stood silent for a moment and then she screamed “Help! I’m being kidnapped!” at the top of her lung. The woman ran away and the security guards arrested the woman for kidnapping. The girl got away with all the money she stole from the woman’s pocket, and she split the spoil with a certain Arab in a car outside the airport…

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