I’m standing at the counter when a young girl comes into the store, blonde and purple hair bouncing about as she skip-walks up the main aisle to the counter.
“I see some purple,” says the lady behind the counter.
“I’d heard someone had gone purple for summer,” says her husband.
“I did,” the girl says. “Mom said I could pick any color I wanted. I just hav’ta change it back to blonde or a dark color ‘fore school starts.”
“You’ll notice, neither she or her ma asked me,” said the girl’s father. “Which is probably best, because I’d have just ruined her fun.”
“Nuh-uh, dad!” says the girl. “You would have let me do it, because it’s summer and I got all As and Bs and you said I could do my hair however I wanted if I got all As and Bs.”
“I suppose I did,” he says. “What was the book you wanted to come in for?”
“Oh, yeah. Do you have Players Handbooks for D and D?”
“Let me check. I think we might be sold out, but I’m not sure,” says the woman.
“Sorry, sweetie,” says her husband. “We sold the last copy this morning.”
“Oh. Okay.” Says the girl.
“Can we order it in like we did those dice last week? Kiddo’s been asking for one since our game last Sunday.”
“Sure.” Says the lady at the counter. “Takes about two days usually, but our truck’s due in tomorrow, so we can call and see if they can get it shipped in with that. We’ll just need your number and payment in advance to place the order.”
“Great.” Says the girl’s father. “See, kiddo. We’re all set.”
“Awesome! This means I get to come to the store TWICE,” says the girl.