I took my boy to the grocery store today, and of course he started chit-chatting with one of the workers.
"What's in your hand?" he asked.
"A scanner," the lady replied.
"What does it do?"
"It reads bar codes and then makes a beep noise."
"Cool. Can I try?"
The lady gave Bubba the scanner and showed him what to do. At first he had a little trouble, but then he got the hang of it. Pretty soon he was making all kinds of beeping sounds. "This is awesome! When I grow up I'm going to be a scanner!"
The lady smiled. "It's fun for about five minutes and then it gets kind of boring."
"No, it doesn't! I'm going to scan everything in the store!"
He scanned a whole shelf of products.
The lady laughed. "This is pretty good. I think I'll just let him do my job and stand here and watch!"
Bubba grinned. "I'm the Scan Man!"