S – Super Sale with JP Uncle
One evening The Aunt decided that it was time the family went shopping for some clothes. It was ages since they’d bought any and she and the boys were going around in torn and tattered clothes, she declared.
The boys protested. They hated shopping! They said they were fine with the one pair of jeans that each had.
The Aunt begged to differ. The boys were sent off to get dressed (in the one pair of jeans!), The Uncle was retrieved from his nap and the JP Family set off to town.
“Look.” said The Uncle suddenly as they drove through the streets. “There’s a Sale on in that shop!!”
“Nooooo……..” yelled both boys. “We don’t want clothes from a Sale.”
And The Aunt agreed. “Not at that shop.” she said. “There isn’t much choice there.”
“But there’s up to 70% Discount.” said The Uncle looking longingly at the shop.
“Let’s go in here.” said The Aunt indicating a Department Store. “It’s a one-stop shop for clothes.”
The Uncle brightened. ‘Sale’ signs were prominently displayed here too.
The Aunt and the two boys went around the various sections browsing through the collections on display.
The Uncle suddenly appeared with 2 shirts.
“I found some fantastic stuff!” he announced triumphantly. “Try these out boys.”
The boys gaped at the shirts, at The Uncle and at each other, in that order and in horror.
“Pink?” spluttered Raju when he found his voice at last. He shot an imploring look at The Aunt. “Amma…. No!”
“It’s on Sale!” said The Uncle as if that was enough to seal the deal.
Fortunately for the boys, The Aunt brushed the pink shirts aside. “It’s too thin. It’ll look bad after the 1st wash.” she pronounced.
That appeared to be a valid point and The Uncle accepted it with good grace and disappeared. Only to appear again, with some other items.
“Look what I found!!” he declared looking mighty pleased with himself. It was clearly a “Eureka’ moment for him. He brandished 2 shirts in a striped pattern.
Raju looked at them in alarm. “They look like prison clothes!!!” he whispered to Raghu.
The Aunt studied the clothes.”These are 2 sizes big for the boys!” she observed.
“This is the only size available. Better buy them now. In 2 years they’ll be perfect for them.” The Uncle said.
“Are you serious?” asked The Aunt.
“I am!” said The Uncle. “You won’t get them later. They’re on Sale now.”
The Aunt shook her head in disagreement. The Uncle shook his in disappointment. What a waste of a good Discount Sale!!
Finally The Aunt was done selecting clothes for everyone and they moved towards the payment counter. She looked around for The Uncle. He was nowhere to be seen.
After a few minutes he suddenly made an appearance looking quite happy with the world. He was holding 10 pairs of socks in different colors.
“Don’t worry.” he said before The Aunt could open her mouth. “They’re not for the boys. They’re for me and they’re on sale!”
The items were punched in, the bill was prepared and The Uncle paid up.
The Aunt glanced through the receipt and said, “What’s this item? It seems more expensive than all the rest!’
“Yes madam” said the girl at the counter. “The socks are not on sale!”
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This is the 19th in the series – The Adventures of the JP Family as part of the A to Z Blog Challenge.
Alphabet Illustration – Sudarshan Rao.