My store has recently begun giving out gift bags which
include a bookmark, sticker, and color-changing “mood” pencil with
the store logo on them, as well as crayons and some puzzles. Normally, we give
these to younger schoolchildren, or adults who mention having kids at home.
Three young teenage girls come into the store wearing
school lanyards, and at least one of them has a school ID on their lanyard, so
I assume they must be freshmen. They all browse the store, but only one of them
winds up buying anything.
Me: *ringing up the purchase* “And… are y'all too
old for goodie bags?”
Girl 1: “What?”
Me: *sarcastically over-enthusiastic* “Wanna be the
coolest kids in your grade!?”
All three: “Yes!”
I laugh, and hand each of them a goodie bag.
Girl 2: “Oh, my God! We get CRAYONS!?”
Girl 1: “Look! There’s a word search!”
Girl 3: *gasping* “The pencils change color! This is
They leave the store happily, and I continue laughing.