Ginger: Hm…it’s almost déjà vu…
Ruby: Do we have a shopping trip on Labor Day every year?
Ginger: Originally, no. It was Memorial Day. But then you had to go and get married on Memorial Day weekend, so now, I have moved our traditional shopping trip to Labor Day.
Ruby: You have got to get a life.
Ginger: I’ve got to get a cart? Was that what you said?
Ruby: A life…but a cart will do for now.
Ginger: Can’t hear you over the shopping.
Ruby: So, what’s on the list?
Ginger: I thought you made the list.
Ruby: Why would I make a list when you called me and asked me over for a movie-and-a-shopping-trip-with-my-car?
Ginger: That’s a good point.
Ginger: Well, list or not, I know I need fishtank water purification drops.
Ruby: Okay, that might be in the pet aisle – wait, why do you need fishtank water purification drops?
Ginger: So my fishies have pure water in their tank, silly. I’m running out of drops in my other bottle.
Ruby: When did you get fish?
Ginger: Um…Wednesday. Yeah. Wednesday, cause I got home, made the fishies feel all homey and well-fed and then watched Quantum Leap with them, explaining about Sam and Al and –
Ruby: When did you decide to get fish?
Ginger: Uh, let’s see…Wednesday…yeah. Wednesday. Cause, I was walking into the pet store and saw the fish there, so –
Ruby: Why were you walking into the pet store to begin with?
Ginger: Cause Mae was and she asked me to help her pick out fish.
Ruby: That took way too long to tell.
Ginger: But it was fun, wasn’t it?
Ruby: Wait…why were you watching Quantum Leap?
Ginger: What else is on Wednesday nights in the summer?
Ruby: Good point. So? What kind of fish, how many and what did you name them this time?
Ginger: Two fantail goldfish and one googly-eyed goldfish who’s really more calico than gold…
Ruby: And what did you name them?
Ginger: Yolanda, Saffron and Bridget.
Ruby: You need help.
Ginger: No, I can take care of fish on my own. I’ve done so before. Remember Sauraman? He lived for, like, 5 years.
Ruby: And got so big he couldn’t be flushed down a toilet.
Ginger: Good times…I miss that evil cannibalistic goldfish.
Ruby: Just promise me you won’t feed the new fish Oreo cookies.
Ginger: But look at how BIG Sauraman got on his diet of Oreo cookie crumbles!
Ruby: But he started swimming like a crack fiend and wouldn’t eat anything else for weeks!
Ginger: Crack fiends don’t swim, Ruby.
Ruby: Ginger, please.
Ginger: Fine. I promise.
Ruby: Thank you. Now, what else did you need from the store?
Ginger: Milk, some bread…I think I’m out of eggs, too.
Ruby: Okay…anything else?
Ginger: Some of these ‘Nilla wafers…maybe some…um…Oreos…?
Ginger: For me! I swear!
Ruby: Put ’em back.
Ginger: This is the last time I invite you to a Labor Day tradition…
Ruby: I doubt it.