Webkinz Rare = Sun, Jul 22nd = No Rares, Sorry!
"How's it going Arte?" I say as I enter the Curio Shop.
"Not so good, Merthyn. Everyone keeps bugging me about not having many rare items this week. Don't they understand that these things aren't easy to find. That's why they're called 'rare'." He sighs.
"You know, I actually had someone ask me what 'Curio' ment the other day." I snicker.
"Hmmm, in that case, maybe they really don't know what 'rare' means. Oh, well, it doesn't matter what they know or don't know, or even what they think of my inventory, just as long as they bring their wallets when the come to see me." He looks longingly at his register. "No rares, means no big bucks for me."
Wow, I can't remember ever seeing Arte look this sad.
"Arte, you look like you could use a good laugh."
"Yeah, I guess I could." He looks up from the register. "What's up?"
"Remember that guy who was running around claiming to be me?" Arte nods. "Well, I went over to the arcade after we spoke with Haley, but I couldn't find the guy. Instead I found a bunch of people who claimed to have just been talking with him, well, uh, with me." I pause. "Anyway, when I tried to tell them that I am the real Merthyn, some of them didn't believe me."
"Now that is funny." He manages a slight chuckle. "You mean they actually believed the other guy?"
"Yeah, because, although lots of people read the list I provide each day, I don't get a chance to meet many of them in person. It was so frustrating trying to get them to believe me. Luckily COWS4U showed up and vouched for me. I am very fortunate that so many people trust her."
"Yeah, she's a nice person." He smiles. "What happened after that?"
"Everyone there was really upset when they finally figured out what happened and they apologized to me for not believeing me. It's this next part that is really going to make you laugh, someone actually had a photo of the guy."
"A photo? How did they manage that?" he asks?
"It seems that he managed to jump into a photo that a group of girls was trying to take of their bowling team. The girls chased him off and took another picture, but they still had the old picture saved in the digital camera." I smile.
"Wow, he really was desperate for attention," Arte growls.
"Wait, it gets even better. One of the girls put it on a computer, cropped this guy out, and printed a bunch of flyers with his picture that say 'This person is NOT Merthyn! Do not believe anything he says!' We'll see how much he likes the attention he gets now. He'll probably never show his face in the arcade again." I laugh.
Arte laughs too, "Yeah, that is pretty funny."
"Hey Arte, that has got me wondering. Have you ever had to deal with someone trying to impersonate you?" I ask.
"Naw, that could never happen to me. Everyone already knows that I am a dog, so only another dog would be able to get away with that, and, well, dogs just have a lot more sense than humans. We grow up seven times faster, you know." He laughs. "Here's the list for tomorrow. Hopefully it will make everyone happy and get them to leave me alone."
Sunday, July 22nd:
Scoreboard Television ($765) [orig: $850] at 1am!
Scoreboard Television ($935) [orig: $850] at 2am!
Scoreboard Television ($892) [orig: $850] at 3am!
Medieval Trophy Pedestal ($450) at 3am!
Wooden Chair ($95) at 3am!
Hockey Bed ($715) [orig: $650] at 4am!
Below Decks Wallpaper ($210) [orig: $200] at 8am!
Scientific Trophy Pedestal ($270) [orig: $450] at 9am!
Toy Purse ($49) [orig: $45] at 9am!
Rockin' Pompadour ($652) [orig: $816] at 9am!
Thinking Chair ($1325) at 10am!
Medieval Trophy Pedestal ($360) [orig: $450] at 10am!
Cat Street Post ($84) [orig: $80] at 11am!
Gladiator Helmet ($1080) [orig: $1200] at 11am!
Scientific Trophy Pedestal ($517) [orig: $450] at 11am!
Wagon Wheel Sofa ($212) [orig: $250] at 1pm!
Medieval Side Table ($866) [orig: $825] at 1pm!
Kids Cupboard Sink ($220) [orig: $200] at 6pm!
Hockey Side Table ($184) [orig: $160] at 6pm!
Funky Neon 'Fro ($362) at 9pm!
Goalie Mask Shelf ($82) [orig: $75] at 9pm!
Toy Purse ($38 [orig: $45] at 11pm!