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#034: Too adorable.

December 20th, 2008 by Mary Leong

Currently listening to: “Lying in the Dark” – Pushing Daisies OST

Since the end of semester, between my two jobs, I’ve been practically working full-time. At Indigo, getting trained to do cashier work has provided me with ample opportunities for witnessing chortle-worthy events, resulted in me dealing with potentially aggravating customers, and despite all the madness and long line-ups (oh, Christmas shopping…) it is all quite entertaining. But when it comes down to it, the adorable small child with some sort of bumbling whimsical charm always manages to brighten up my day.

Presenting the latest in such escapades. Yesterday, a little boy of about six came toddling up to the cash desk, holding two quarters in his hands.

Kid: I have TWO quarters.
Me: Mmmmmmhmmm.
Kid: (holding up stocking stuffers) How much is this?
Me: (after scanning aforementioned item) $4.99
Kid: Oh…That’s too much.
(Kid walks away, and comes back with box of toys.)
Kid: This is 25 cents!
Me: No it’s not. It’s $12.95.
Kid: No, it says here it’s 25 cents!
Me: No, it says that there are 25 pieces in it!
Kid: Oh. (pause) So how much is it?
Me: $12.95.
Kid: So…how many quarters is that?


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  • 1 Tysune Dec 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm


    That seems like it is a script out of a movie XD (The kid)

  • 2 Humaira Hamid Jan 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Cuuuuuute! I love kids. Something about their naivete makes me really take a step out sometimes to get me thinking about things in a different light.