Just a normal day in the supermarket.


Just a normal day in the supermarket
SFX “Beep!” (a pause) “Beep!” (a pause) “Breeeeeeeeeeeep!!!”
“Unexploded bomb in the bagging area.”
(A local silence ensues)
“Unexploded Bomb in the bagging area. Please remove the Unexploded Bomb from the bagging area and rescan item.”
(The manager is called)
People have moved away from the bagging area in something of a disorganised rush.
The Manager approaches the checkout. He thumps the side of the scanning unit, then presses a switch ‘off’ then ‘on’ the scanning unit whirrs and beeps a few times. Then it is silent. 
The Manager swipes the item again.
“Breeeeeeeeeeeeeep!
“Unex… pec… ted… ‘item’ in the bagging area. Please call The Manager.”
Manager: Technology. It’s working properly again, everybody… Guys! Come back, you lot – it’s only a faulty reading chip on the scanning unit. There ‘isn’t’ a bomb! Oh, what a day.”
The time was only eleven-fifteen.

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