Mama Diaries

Monday, July 8, 2013

Scan Man

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!"

34 comments:

  1. *LOL* Scan Man sounds like the newest superhero on the block!

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    1. I bet it would make a great comic book series!

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  2. Great story Sherry, hope your packing is coming along.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I've packed as much as I can right now. We're still trying to sell our house. The movers will come and pack the rest of the stuff a few days before we leave.

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  3. I've always wanted to get my hands on one of those scanners...

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    1. I worked at Walmart a long time ago. I got to use those things. The lady is right - it's fun for about five minutes. ;)

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  4. You know...he's gotta have a tag line. How about -"Scan Man, able to scan 10 items in the blink of an eye?"

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  5. haha it rhymes, let him scan away

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    1. And rhyming is the most important thing, right? ;)

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  6. Wow, I see a groom registry or a job at Amazon in his future! Cute story.

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    1. I'm sure they'd keep him real busy at Amazon!

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  7. Remind me not to wear my barcode t-shirt.

    I love it when a scan comes together....

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    1. At least don't wear it around my boy! ;)

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  8. Reminds me of something my mom used to say. Let them help, cause once they realize it is work they won't want to do it.

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  9. *hee* Gotta love the Scan Man's enthusiasm! :P

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    1. I hope he's that enthusiastic when he's on a payroll!

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  10. You little man is going to have a wonderful collection of stories by the time he's grown! Wonderful story.

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    1. I hope he enjoys reading them as much as I've enjoyed writing them.

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  11. he will change his mind when he realizes that the role doesn't come with a superhero costume :)

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    1. Maybe I'll have to make one for him. ;)

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  12. The Scan Man can get a good recommendation from that lady when he needs one! Look how fast he learned what to do. Go Bubba!

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    1. Exactly - a reference for his resume. ;)

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  13. We should try to hold on to that youthful enthusiasm and wonder all our lives...at least about some things. :)

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