SIGH’S MANY SHOPS: Episode 4
If th-theres one th-thing that c-c-can distwact k-kids at the s-s-store its t-toys. Kids w-wove to s-show thare p-pa-parents all the n-new th-things they wa-want. I c-can onwy im-magine that can g-ge-get t-tiwing at t-times. B-but just i-imagine being the o-onwy c-ca-cashier on a b-busy day. Th-that s-s-sounds h-howwible, d-doesnt it? L-l-lets s-see how t-things go i-in a b-busy shop w-wif a b-b-big s-sale.
A busy shop filled with many parents with their children. There’s a toy sale going on today, and all of the kids want new toys. Let’s see how things are going.
Mini Mammoth: Mom! Can I get this dinosaur toy?? It’s so cool!!
Mama Owl: No, not this time.
Mini Mammoth: Aww…please??
Mama Owl: No, we’re buying presents for your brother’s birthday. You know this. Now, behave.
Mini Mammoth starts pouting, but doesn’t press her mother further. She knows better. I know when I was a little cub, my parents would not have been too happy if I had caused a scene in the store. I would have been taken out to wait in the car. Let’s see how other parents are doing.
Mums Raja: I think this was a pretty good trip. Don’t you agree, honey?
Little Rabbit: I think so, mommy! I think Frogheart will love his car set!
Mums Raja: And we found you a new scooter. And they were both a part of the sale! How lucky are we?
Little Rabbit: Very lucky!!
Little Rabbit hugs her mommy. They seem to have gotten pretty lucky with their shopping today. Have you ever managed to get a really good deal while out shopping? Sometimes that can be the best part of a trip to the store. Whether it be toy shopping or grocery shopping, sales can help you save money. And who doesn’t like saving money?
Now, I think I see one more family in the back of the shop. Let’s see how they’re doing.
Little Zebra: Mom!! Mom!! I want this too!!
Ladybird: OH!! And this too mommy!!!
Mama Reindeer: For the hundredth time, please stop adding more stuff to the basket. You know that I just got off work a little bit ago. And we were only stopping by for some groceries.
Ladybird: But mommy! This is really cool too!!
Little Zebra: And this! And this!! And it’s all on sale!!!
Mama Reindeer: Kids, we’re not getting any toys. We’re just here for groc…
Poor Mama Reindeer gets cut off by her little ones as they excitedly keep adding more and more to the basket. And all she wants is to get her groceries and get home. She’s too tired to fight them though, it seems. Let’s hope she’s able to get out before too long.
Now, let’s go back to the cashier. I only saw one, which is a bit concerning.
Yes, there’s just the one that we saw helping out Mums Raja and Little Rabbit. It looks like he’s just finishing up with their order.
Trey: Your total is $24.
Mums Raja pays the cashier and she and Little Rabbit head out. Trey starts to look at the rest of the store, as well as the parking lot, which is starting to fill up.
Trey: Oh no, it’s getting busy. And Little Penguin isn’t here yet. She’s not usually this late. And with this sale going on, I’ll end up being here all night.
Trey looks around again. He can see the mother in the back of the store, trying to keep her kids from putting things in her basket. He wants to go and help her, but he can’t leave the front. What if someone needs to check out? He’s the only one there. Trey sighs and puts his head in his hooves. This is going to be a long night, he thinks to himself.
Little Penguin: I’m sorry I’m late!! There was just so much traffic!
Trey looks up excitedly. He claps his hooves together.
Trey: Oh am I glad to see you! Did you see all those cars pulling up?
Little Penguin: I sure did. Let me go put my things away and I’ll be right out to help.
Trey: Can you actually help the lady in the back of the store. I think she’s a bit overwhelmed by her kids.
Little Penguin: I sure can! I’ll get on that right away. And then we’ll make it through this night!
Little Penguin heads back to get ready for a long night. But with her and Trey both there now, they’re sure to be alright.
Th-this shop w-was w-w-weassy busy tonight. A-and it s-seems it’s g-going to get even m-more so. I h-hope t-these two w-wo-workers will be alri-right. I-Im vewy g-gwad I c-can typicawy handle th-things myself in my s-sh-shop! A-and that w-we-weminds me…I h-havent opened in a wh-while. Ill have t-t-to m-make sure to d-do so s-s-soon!!