Saturday Jun 2nd: 8pm KT -Hot Air Balloon $1950!
I awoke to a bright full moon shining in my window.
As I left the house, there was a mist in the air and it felt great.
Today was going to be special. I could just feel it.
All the events of the last two days were tucked away in the cobwebs of my mind.
"Nothing could ruin today", I told myself, "nothing!"
It surprised me to find Arte standing outside when I got to his store.
Arte doesn't take breaks! He's a workaholic!
But there he was, back to the wall, staring at the full moon.
"Hey Art-ster", I say, knowing he hates that nickname.
"Hrmmmp", he replies!
I can tell he's not in the mood to talk. That's normal for him!
I've learned that I have to do most of the talking.
"Great moon" I tell him! He nods, but he doesn't look my way!
"Funny thing about full moons", I begin. "It's like they are magical"
"People blame all kinds of things on full moons", I ramble on.
Arte doesn't respond, so I just keep talking to myself.
"I once read a horror story about a curse during a full moon!"
"I remember it being just awful", I tell Arte.
"It had this guy who turned into a real beast when the moon was full!"
"You should have seen him", I exclaim! "He was hideous!"
Lost in my own story, I continue on.
"This awful monster had hair all over his body."
"He had a long snout and ears"
"There were pointy teeth, sharp claws and a tail!"
"It was the worst thing you could imagine!"
At this point, I sensed that something was wrong.
I glance over at Arte and he's staring right at me!
In a cold solemn voice, he says to me,
"Do you even THINK about what you are saying and WHO you are saying it to"?
I quickly recall what I was just talking about.
It hits me and I gasp! "Oh my", I say!
I look at Arte and his demeanor hasn't changed.
"Arte, I'm so sorry"! "I didn't mean to imply..I was just, uh, I was only.."
I was struggling to explain to Arte and it wasn't working.
Arte turns and storms into his shop with me right on his heels!
"Arte you've got to understand", I cry out!
"Understand what", he says?
"It's just that I sometimes forget that you're a.."
"A what", he barks at me angrily?
"That you're a ...dog", I meekly reply!
Arte picks up the list I came for and hands it to me.
"You better get out", he growls!
"Please, Arte, please don't be mad", I tell him.
"I'll do anything to make it up to you, I promise!"
He gives me an icy stare and I feel just awful!
I've never seen him this way before.
"Okay, he says, grudgingly, "There is ONE thing that you can do for me!"
"Okay Arte, anything!" I can't even look at him!
There is a long pause before he speaks...
"You can tell me where you bought those pajamas with
the cute teddy bears all over them!"
"I'd like a pair for myself", he laughs hysterically!
Suddenly it all comes rushing back! All the memories, all the embarrassment!
I look at Arte and in those shining eyes, I realize that he was never mad at me.
He didn't care about my story! He had been "teasing" me all this time!
The blood rushes to my face and I scream at him as I head for the door,
"I'm not going to tell you where I bought those pajamas!" I holler!
"I'm going to give you mine!" And with a final note, I add,
"After all, they already have a hole for your TAIL!"
Arte is beside himself with laughter now.
I run home and slam the door shut! "That dog!", I mumble!
I'm so mad that I want to crawl back into bed for the rest of the day.
I head to the bedroom to do just that when I realize something...
My only pair of pajamas is at Tabby's house waiting to be fixed!
Oh well, on to business then.
Here's Arte's list for Saturday Jun 2nd:
Hockey Flooring ($90 +10%) at 12midnight!
Lime Desk Chair ($150 +5%) at 1am!
Goalie Mask Shelf ($75 +20%) at 2am!
Wagon Wheel Sofa ($250 -20%) at 4am!
Classing Gaming Room Wallpaper ($275 -10%) at 6am!
Scoreboard Television ($850 +10%) at 6am!
Orange Table ($140 -15%) at 7am!
Thinking Chair ($1325 -5%) at 8am!
Pineapple Lamp ($45 +10%) at 8am!
Pineapple Lamp ($45 -20%) at 9am!
Country Cabinet ($450 -15%) at 11am!
Medieval Side Table ($825 -10%) at 1pm!
Medieval Wallpaper ($685 -5%) at 5pm!
Loader Lounger ($950 -15%) at 7pm!
Rare: Hot Air Balloon ($1950) at 8pm!
Medieval Side Table ($825 -10%) at 10pm!
Scientific Trophy Pedestal ($450 -40%) at 11pm!
Screwy Lamp ($685 5%) at 11pm!
Reading this list, I start to worry about Arte.
The same rare, two days in a row is unheard of!
He must be losing his mind.
Well, it's your second chance to get a hot air balloon
and it's a good time to earn more dough!
And take note that the Hockey items are
now going to be available through the Curio shop!
"You know, maybe I ought to have Dr. Quack take a look at Arte?"
- mom of 2 teens