One girl showed up carrying a monkey she had purchased from last year, to show me that she had made clothes for him...and promptly purchased and elephant for herself so the monkey could have a friend. She then became disappointed as she realized that she had drawn a picture of the sock monkey for me, but had forgotten it at home. (aw)
This year, I of course hobbled in on my cane (stooped knee) and had about 5 girls swarm me, offering to help me set up...which they did, They chose which monkeys were to be set out, and purposely hid the ones they wanted to buy at the bottom of my bag.
They then snatched up most of my "starmen". The ones that didn't sell, they went and grabbed their friends and prompted THEM to buy them...so all the stamen could remain friends. 20 minutes into the show...alll these little guys where gone!