Hurry Up Slow-Poke

Slow-Poke was a duck. He was a very slow duck sometimes, especially when his mother wanted him to do something for her.

“Come on Slow-Poke!” exclaimed Mother. “We have to hurry. We are going to be late getting to the mall. It closes at 6:00 p.m. and it is already 5:00.”

“Why are we going to the mall anyway?” asked Slow-Poke. “I just want to stay home.”

”Slow-Poke,” said Mother. “I have to buy you some new clothes for spring.”

“But I don’t need any new clothes,” said Slow-Poke.

“Yes, you do!” exclaimed Mother. “Just look at your shoes. They are falling apart. You’re jacket is in terrible shape. It is full of holes!”

Slow-Poke put his shoes on and while doing so, he broke his shoe lace.

“I guess I do need a new pair of shoes,” admitted Slow-Poke.

Slow-Poke put his jacket on and while doing so he noticed that he couldn’t put his arm in the sleeve because it was too small for him.

“I guess I do need a new jacket,” admitted Slow-Poke.

Finally, Slow-Poke was ready to go.

“Oh my!” exclaimed Mother, walking toward the mall entrance. “It looks like you will have to wait until tomorrow to get your new clothes. The mall is closed. We will have to get up very early and come here first thing tomorrow morning.”

“Okay,” said Slow-Poke.

“You will have to hurry up, though,” said Mother.

“I promise I will,” said Slow-Poke, bending over to take his shoe off only to put a rip in his pants.


Moral of this Story:

  • Sometimes it is best to leave early to get to the mall before closing time.
  • Example: Slow-Poke took so long getting ready to go to the mall that by the time they got there it was closed .

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