|Purred: Wed May 13, '15 10:12am PST |
|[ Mom forgot that Julius had already been to Home Depot. ]
stress --> assert
Julius sauntered up to the Petsmart but found that he was too LITTLE for the automatic door to open for him, so he waited patiently for a human customer to come along. Soon, a woman approached the door with a CATTLE dog on a leash. Julius waited for his chance to spring through the door! Knowing that he couldn't be johnny-come-LATELY, he saw his chance as the door opened its widest, and in he ran. He decided that before asking for help with his projects, he would go over every DETAIL in his head so he wouldn't forget to ask for everything he needed. As he STARED at all the wondrous things inside Petsmart, a sudden realization came: he was in the wrong store! He and Percival needed lumber and paint and nails and stuff to make birdbaths and birdhouses; he had to get out of here and into a Home Depot or Lowe's!
The nearest Lowe's was many blocks away, and Julius began to feel STRESS as he recalled how rude the man had been to him at the Home Depot next door, but then it occurred to him that was only one employee, and purrhaps not everyone would react so negatively to his request for materials. Before leaving PetSmart, Julius noticed the many bags of seed on the bird aisle, and he made a mental note that he should return here when the project was completed. He then bravely made his way back to Home Depot, hoping he wouldn't run into the mean human again.
Julius was determined to help Percival with his bird project, so he drew on all his kitten courage and passed into the garden center at Home Depot; there would be different sales people in that section, so perhaps he could approach them first. They might stand a better chance with the grumpy guy. "I'll just have to ASSERT myself," he thought.
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