Link: Comic 208
Translations: http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/8/8f/Finnishflag.png Finnish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/5/52/Frenchflag.png French, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/5/57/Polishflag.png Polish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/0/04/Danishflag.png Danish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/7/79/Italianflag.gif Italian
Title: the revenge of the SHOE GOBLIN - part 1
Date: August 1, 2006
Summary: Beaver and steve get jobs in a shoe shop, their first customer being someone they least expect.
Number of panels: 6
Beaver and steve stand behind a counter at a shoe shop.
Beaver: "Oh boy steve, can you believe how lucky we are to get these jobs in a shoe shop? can there be any cause more noble than providing humankind with its two most basic needs: footwear and footwear accessories"
Steve: "And we get all the shoe polish we can eat too!"
Beaver: "Right, I have to go and alphabetize the shoe-lace display. You're in charge until I get back"
Steve SALUTE!'s beaver
Steve: "My show-selling glands quiver in readiness!"
Steve looks at a customer who has his back to steve
Steve: "Uh oh! a customer!... Just stay calm... c-can I help you sir?"
Customer: "Aye... I'd be wantin' to buy a pair of your finest shoes..."
Steve: "Certainly sir, what size?"
Customer: "I'll be taking a size 6..."
The customer SPIN!s around to reveal unknowningly to steve that he is the shoe goblin in disguise
Customer: "... BILLION!"
Customer: "...and a half."
Steve: "I'll see if we have any in stock."
A short while later, steve comes out with a size 6 billion and a half shoe, Steve struggles to carry it.
Steve: "Hnnk.. Here you are sir, size 6 billion and a half. Would you like to try them on?"
Customer: "Nay. I'll take them"
Steve: "You really ought to make sure there is enough room in the toe..."
Customer: "I said nay! ... and I want the box too."
To be continued
- Shoes. They are like hats for feet!
- Beaver and Steve "also sell socks"!
- Steve enjoys the benefit of being able to eat shoe polish.
- Steve questions whether the Shoe Goblin's feet are over 31565 miles long (acording to the british system of shoe size).
- The store sign system is sofisticated enough to state the clear difference between shoe polish and a shoe that is Polish.