Aisle 37, Shelf 1, Object AD:FB:3F:E7:CB:D6

A 13-inch Quasar color TV/VCR combo playing an advertisement for Chia Pets on a continuous loop.

You realize you have your phone out and are dialing the number on the screen. Your training kicks in, and you go to return your phone to your locker in the break room, where you could have sworn it was at the start of your shift.

Aisle 89, Shelf 2, Object F6:BA:18:DF:E3:C1

A leather wallet. A discreet label reads: DO NOT EXPOSE TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT.

It is entirely unremarkable.

Aisle 57650, Shelf 5, Object A3:EA:4F:A2:BD:65

A 13-inch Sorny color TV/VCR combo playing an advertisement for spray-on hair on a continuous loop.

You already have one of those, so why is someone on your phone thanking you for your purchase? Didn't you leave your phone in your locker?

Aisle 18, Shelf 7, Object AB:6E:78:FD:A6:C1

A beige plastic box, roughly the size of a box of tissues, with a discreet red button on the lid.

You feel an almost irresistible urge to push the button, but you remember what happened last time.

Aisle 66, Shelf 6, Object 3D:79:BC:EA:3F:0D

A small square photograph of Hedy Lamarr, around twenty years old, sleeping in her bed.

You take a second look at it and are pretty sure she has moved slightly.

Aisle 12845, Shelf 6, Object 0A:DF:9B:1C:EB:5F

A 4x6 photograph of Lizzie Borden standing in a field of wildflowers. The photo has been torn into three uneven pieces and taped back together.

If you look at it long enough, she winks at you.

Aisle 24, Shelf 1, Object AE:B2:C7:BA:0D:E1

A cardboard box with "ACME INFLATABLE CANNON" stenciled on the side. It appears to be unopened.

Aisle 94392, Shelf 2, Object 1E:FA:D9:C6:E8:AF

An eggbeater. There's something unpleasant about it; you can't quite put your finger on it.

A small label nearby reads DO NOT EXPOSE TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT.

Aisle 70865, Shelf 2, Object 2B:DA:B9:A8:4C:E0

A 13-inch Zenith color TV/VCR combo playing an advertisement for Chia Pets on a continuous loop. It does not appear to be plugged in.

With every repetition, the actors seem a little more desperate.

Aisle 84, Shelf 6, Object 7C:5A:CD:E3:1F:2B

A crumpled and smoothed photograph of Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, near the end of his life, standing in the lobby of a movie theater. He reminds you very much of your father, although they look nothing alike.

Aisle 94957, Shelf 7, Object DE:4A:DE:0F:B3:C1

A cardboard box with "ACME PORTABLE BREEDER REACTOR" stenciled on the side. You didn't know they made those!

Aisle 54687, Shelf 7, Object A3:D5:AF:CB:9A:6C

A salad fork.

Looking at it fills you with an unfocused sense of dread.

Aisle 6382, Shelf 3, Object 6E:0B:F3:7C:E5:1A

An aluminum case with "ACME PORTABLE NUCLEAR DEVICE" stenciled on the side. It appears to be unopened.

Aisle 82640, Shelf 1, Object 6D:AB:7F:E3:A8:DC

An orange. Perfectly ordinary. Probably.

Judging by the built-up dust, nobody has touched this in years.

Aisle 516, Shelf 6, Object 42:BC:3F:C5:AC:A1

An antique polished silver hand mirror. Your reflection seems ordinary, but peeking over your left (or is that right?) shoulder is Grace Hopper. She seems to be trying to warn you about something, but you can't hear her.

Aisle 31, Shelf 1, Object D4:BA:9C:2E:3F:A6

A 13-inch Sony color TV/VCR combo playing an advertisement for Chia Pets on a continuous loop. It does not appear to be plugged in.

With every repetition, the actors seem a little more desperate.

Aisle 70659, Shelf 4, Object BC:7C:DB:03:AF:8E

A Bakelite-handled hairbrush. There's something unpleasant about it; you can't quite put your finger on it.

From the look of the dust on the shelf, someone has recently tried to put this back exactly how they found it.

Aisle 14, Shelf 8, Object CF:B3:E8:AD:B7:C5

A dustpan. A prominent label reads: DO NOT EXPOSE TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT.

Looking at it fills you with an unfocused sense of dread.

Aisle 57346, Shelf 6, Object 1C:D2:AC:5B:F9:E8

A first-generation iPod. A small tag reads: SEE CIRCULAR 448-2/a FOR DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS.

A small label nearby reads CAUTION: RADIOACTIVE.

Aisle 70, Shelf 9, Object 2E:EF:8B:CD:4A:C7

A cardboard box with "ACME PREMIUM CANNON" stenciled on the side. It is empty, except for a tuft of brown fur. A pry bar is on the floor nearby.

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