SETTING: A Store Clerk is standing at his countertop serving Customer 1.
Hello, Can I have 10 cents' worth of jellybeans?
Well, I have to go get the ladder and climb up to the 15th shelf to get the jellybeans. OK, I'll be right back.
(The Store Clerk climbs up a ladder behind the counter and climbs out of sight. After rummaging through the shelves, with things falling all over the place, the Store Clerk comes back from climbing and is out of breath. He has a huge jellybean jar.)
Here you go.
(He gives the Customer his 10 cents' worth. Customer 1 hands Store Clerk 10 cents.)
Thank you. Bye.
Have a wonderful day.
(Customer 1 leaves the store. Store Clerk climbs up ladder and returns jelly beans to the high shelf. Customer 2 enters with a fluffy animal and rings the hand bell.)
Hello, may we have 10 cents' worth of jellybeans, please?
(Out of breath.)
OK, be right back, just a moment.
(The Store Clerk climbs up the ladder again. The Store Clerk comes back with the beans.)
10 cents' worth of jellybeans, coming right up.
(The Store Clerk hands Customer 2 10 cents' worth of jellybeans.)
Thank you. Come along, Foo Foo.
(Customer 2 leaves the store as Customer 3 walks in.)
Hello may I have...
Store Clerk :
Let me guess. You want 10 cents' worth of jellybeans.
OK, good, I can put these away. I'll be right back to help you.
No, it's OK. I'll be with you in a moment.
(The Store Clerk climbs the ladder and puts the jellybeans away. Lots of stuff falls from the shelves. When he gets back he is very tired and out of breath.)
OK, now, Miss, what would you like?
May I have 11 cents' worth of jelly beans, please?
(The Store Clerk looks at the audience with an exasperated look.)