First episode : Mysterious shortages products in the Grocery store in the Latin Quarter
Almost all over the world to make shopping for the weekend you simply go to the simple supermarket and puts everything to a big cart. Almost all over the world but not in Paris. In Paris meat you are buying only at the butcher shop. Of course you have to know in which one and you have to stand in long queue. Cheese you have to buy at the cheese shop. Bread you have to buy in a bakery.
Therefore, this Saturday morning little Brian goes with mom on a big shopping tour of the Latin Quarter, Parisian neighborhood the where they live cats writers and where they are organizing a literary evening meetings in Luxemburg Gardens. Shopping tour is a great chance of forcing mom to buy packet of Smurfs, Brian’s favorite bonbons (french candy’s) from the candy’s dealer at the statue of Danton.Crazy guy whom clipped crazy head. It’s also ocasion meet funny salesman still crying : ,,poisson frais,,, poisson frais,, (fr.fresh fish) in a fish shop. They march by a wide boulevard Saint Germain with carts for purchases. As usual in Paris they constantly colliding with other Parisians also extending in search of fresh fish and fresh bread on saturday morning. They don’t know that walking down they are closely followed by two cats hidden in the bushes. One of them is black, the second black and white. In the grocery store Mom and Little Brian can’t find any chocolate milk. Actually there’s no milk at all. There is none on the shelf. Mum ask store employee whether french cows began to strike or they are on a holidays. That’s two frequent reasons for the lack of something in Paris. He don’t know nothing about. But this is nothing unusual. Once Brian asked him where are the eggs.He also didnt know even though they were located behind his back. Mum takes some strawberries. The shelf of Reddi Wip (whipped cream in a can) is also empty. There is no more Roquefort cheese for a dad too. This means that dad will be in a very bad mood all the weekend. But the most shocking is that on the food market there are no fish. Even small sardines or shrimps. Fishmonger was speechless and don’t even shout, only decomposes his hands. Mom can’t believe and breaks down hands. How to make dinner? Without milk? Without cheese? This is the end of the world. Paris air smell of cooking tragedy. Brian is happy. He urges mom to buy additional packaging of Smurfs in these critical circumstances. He marching briskly along the Saint Michel boulevard , gorging Smurfs with completely blue from the Smurfs language. Cats still sitting in the bushes. This time Brian sees them. They look as if they knew about something. As if they knew not only what happened to the milk, but also why the bill for electricity was extremely high this month.Brian knows that because dad begin to scream for the whole house after opening the envelope.
Joanna Werynska, Brian Teasley