Attention shoppers: Disregard the loud popping sounds.
Nothing has fallen from a shelf. Let's just say some shenanigans are going on.
I stopped at a Dollar Tree the second Saturday in November to buy Christmas wrapping paper, a Christmas gift bag and a couple other items and almost immediately began hearing the popping. Turns out a teenager - he looked about 14 or 15 - had grabbed a couple of plungers and began using them like darts on the hard floor.
I'm not sure where he learned that; I can certainly understand - from his perspective - it was quite amusing.
From my adult perspective, it was mischief. I wanted to tell him "Stop it."
Apparently he was unsupervised ... or poorly supervised. He did have a cohort alongside who looked a couple years younger.
A male store employee emerged to ask if everything was OK and whether they were finding everything. I think that may have been the employee's polite code for "Stop it."
The plunger dart game did cease - at least for the remaining five minutes I was in the store.
But before I made it through the check-out lane, the older youth had an interesting question for the male employee - based on something he apparently found with a sticker noting it cost $1.
"Why does anything need a price tag when everything in here is supposed to be a dollar?"