"Sophie, which color do you like better?"
Sophie turned. Denice stood before her, dangling a pair of color swatches, one burgundy and the other mahogany. On seeing her friend's attention return, she held the two swatches up to the couch she was looking at, hoping to get some kind of reaction.
"I-I don't know, Denice," Sophie responded, biting the tip of her thumb. "They both look good, I think..."
Denice sighed. "Sophie, I brought you along to help get some furniture for my new apartment because I expected you to contribute a little bit."
Other consumers poked by as they talked, browsing the massive selection. The two girls were standing in the miles-long showroom of one of the largest furniture stores in the country. They manufactured, distributed, and sold from the same location - people came halfway across the state for the incredible selection and warehouse pricing, and that went for Denice as well.
Sophie, on the other hand, felt useless here. She didn't know anything about design