Let us write about: the giveaway.
San Jose scored the first goal of the game tonight off of a rather brutal giveaway by Vancouver. Thankfully it didn't end up costing the Canucks, as they came back to win 3-2.
It's looking like it's going to be an exciting series.
Business had been slow all morning, but Adrian wasn't ready to give up. He had complete confidence in the ad he'd placed in the paper - it was just a matter of time and patience. Customers would be battling for a place at the cash register any time now.
Approximately fifty minutes after this thought meandered through his mind the silver bell over his shop's front door jingled, bringing Adrian back to the waking world. Rubbing the sleep from his eyes, he sat a littler taller behind the counter.
"Good morning," he said with his best smile. "How -"
"It's afternoon," the man with the bristling black beard informed him.
"Right, of course it is. How can I help you, this fine afternoon?"
"It's raining out."
"What do you want?" Adrian snapped back.
"I saw your ad." The man paused to wipe his nose with a soggy sleeve. "I'm here for the free stuff."
"The free... no, not quite. You have to buy something in order to qualify for the giveaway." Adrian forced a smile onto his lips before spreading his arms wide. "Anything at all. Have a good look around, I'm sure you'll find something you'll love."
"Nah, screw that dude." The man didn't even look around. "I ain't paying nothing for none of this junk."
While Adrian was busy trying to figure out if all those negatives canceled themselves out, the man left the shop without another word. With a heavy sigh, Adrian went back to waiting for his next customer to arrive - hopefully a paying one.