Red: Wow! We got a lot done in just a couple of hours.
Kathy: Yep, about half of it, I think.
Red: I love the Scooby-Do Bowling Set for James (my grandson)!
Kathy: Me, too! The kid’s got tons of toys, so I have to find something different to make sure he doesn’t already have it.
Red: I’m pretty sure you’re safe with that one. Hey, what about that lady that gave you the dirty look for talking to her?
Kathy: (laughing) She wasn’t the only one! Man, what a grumpy group! Did you catch the lady who abruptly turned away when I said the sweater she was holding was pretty?
Red: Yeah, well, there are a few people who don’t appreciate your social butterfly ways under the best of circumstances. Then throw in holiday shopping and you’re a goner.
Kathy: Oh, so you’ve noticed? (innocent expression)
Red: (knowing look) Yes, I’ve noticed. I’ve also noticed how much you enjoy creating butt puckers in uptight people.
Kathy: Who? Moi? Never! Just trying to spread the holiday love.
Red: Umm, hmm! Well, you might want to give them a big smile and “Happy Holidays!” rather than commenting what they’re buying, what they’re wearing or showing them something you’re buying. I’m just saying.
Kathy: (pouting prettily – I’m sure it was pretty pouting) Oh, okay! You’re probably right. Besides, I can just talk to you instead.
Red: (laughing loudly) Yeah! Well, we’ll see how long it takes for them to call the authorities and have you dragged off to the asylum.
Kathy: Ah, well. I’m still going to have a great holiday shopping season. Time for round two. Are you ready?