Monday, July 2nd: 8am KT> Roadster Go-Kart $1150
I arrive at the shop to find Ms. Tabby Von Meow behind the counter yet again.
Wow, that's twice this week.
She's doesn't look quite as perky as she did two days ago.
Her purple-flowered scarf is twisted up under her chin, and her glasses are sitting crooked across her nose.
"Welcome to the Curio Shop. How may I help... Oh, Hi Merthyn. Boy am I glad to see you."
"Hey, Tabby. What's going on? Where's Arte?" I ask.
"That's a really good question." she says sternly.
"I came in on my lunch-break to pick up a Funky Neon 'Fro for my nephew's birthday, and Arte asked me if I wouldn't mind watching the counter for a little bit."
"Lunch?" I ask. "That was a really, really long time ago. Have you been here this whole time?"
"Yes! I keep trying to go in the back to look for Arte, but every time I start to leave, a customer comes in the door. It has been really crazy today."
"Would you like me to go back and see if I can find him?" I volunteer.
"Oh, thank you Merthyn, that would be wonderful."
Just then two more customers walk in the door and she turns her attention to them.
"Welcome to the Curio Shop. How may I help you today?"
Heading to the back of the shop I can hear a television playing along with what sounds like running water.
It seems to be coming from the Hockey storage room.
I reach the room and peek in.
There I find Arte, sitting in one of the new hot tubs, looking more relaxed than I have ever seen him. "Hey there Merthyn, c'mon in. I was just watching the Penguins on TV."
I look around the room and see that he has got a Scoreboard Television set up next to the hot tub and he appears to be using a Helmet Lamp as a sun lamp.
He's got a Shirley Templkinz in one hand and what appears to be a fresh strawberry in the other.
"Arte! What on earth are you doing back here! Poor Tabby looks like she is about to fall apart up front and you're back here acting like you're on vacation!"
Arte looks confused for a moment and then says, "Tabby? Oh, wow! I totally forgot! I got so caught up in things here."
"Yeah, what exactly is going on back here anyway. It's not like you to forget about the shop like this."
"I didn't forget about the shop. I was doing important product research." I raise my eyebrow at him. "Everyone kept asking me if the hot tub was worth the price, and I had to admit that I'd never actually tried one out. So, I came back here, one thing let to another, and then I got caught up in the hockey game."
"Well Tabby is about to go crazy up there. I think you need to get up there and let her go home."
"Yep, Merthyn, you're right. It's just been so long since I've had any time to myself. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it".
Arte climbs out of the tub and I am pleased to see that he's got on a pair of Bright Green Swim Trunks.
I hand him a towel from a nearby Hockey Locker and he heads behind a Rice Paper Divider to get changed.
"Merthyn, would you might going up and helping Tabby until I can get up there. I'll only be a few minutes."
"Sure, no problem." I head up front and send poor Tabby home.
As she leaves she mumbles something about finally having found a "hard" job.
I am happy to report that Arte came up to the counter just a few minutes later and now everything at the Curio Shop is back to normal, well, as normal as it ever was.
Here's the list for tomorrow. Enjoy.
By the way, if you happened to get a hot tub that had some dog fur in it, don't blame me.
You'll have to take that up directly with Arte.
Monday July 2nd:
Medieval Flooring ($900) at 6am!
RARE: Roadster Go-Kart ($1150 ) at 8am!
Funky Table ($250 - 20%) at 8am!
Rice Paper Divider ($390 + 10%) at 9am!
Orange Table ($140 + 20%) at 11am!
Hockey Locker ($150 + 10%) at 11am!
Rockin' Pompadour ($816) at 11am!
Hockey Flooring ($90 - 5%) at 11am!
Thinking Chair ($1325 + 20%) at 12noon!
Chef's Hat ($80) at 1pm!
Apple Chair ($140 - 30%) at 4pm!
Hockey Table ($180 - 20%) at 5pm!
Classic Gaming Room Flooring ($295 - 5%) at 5pm!
Country Bed ($350) at 7pm!
Silver Sofa ($400 - 5%) at 8pm!
Hockey Side Table ($160 - 15%) at 9pm!
Cat Street Post ($80 - 5%) at 10pm!