On arrival to the rock shop Cakes headed over to the samples on the shelf and commenced touching each and every one (even the chicken manure) and umming and ahhhing. She was aware that this purchase was coming out of her pocket so she was taking her time to make the correct decision (she is a clever little thing and will see if Mummy or Daddy will swipe the credit card for her purchases). When she had narrowed it down to three selections, large pure white for $11 a bag, large salt and pepper for $9.90 a bag and large multicoloured for $7.70. We discussed this as lots of money, some money and a little bit of money. Being the frugal little person that she is Cakes chose the large multicoloured rocks. I thought these were the prettiest rocks there though didn't want to sway her as she will have many opportunities to add a variety of rocks to her garden. As she headed over to the man (who was watching her and asking questions the entire time she was making her selections) with her $10 note he said "Thank you little lady, seeing you are paying cash I will give it to you for $5". I thought this was very nice of him and made sure she said thank you very much and told her she got a discount. She even thanked him for the discount. The poor little thing was a little confused when she handed over the money and received more money in return (we tend to use the credit card and only use cash if we have the correct money which isn't very often). On the way out to the car to pull it around to the rock piles Cakes spotted a white cockatiel. The bird was so friendly and was at the edge of the cage trying to get to her. I asked the man if it was hand raised and he not only answered me he showed me. He took Pretty Boy out of his cage and placed him on Cakes's arms. She was so excited to have the opportunity to hold the bird and busted out a "Thanks man, hold bird" all by herself. We drove down to the rock pile, got our rocks and headed home.
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