"Bellringer Sale! 80% off". Then the bell began to ring. -- Anon Guest
The luckless staffmember ringing the bell was on a stone plinth that served most of its time as a display area that could also be sat upon if a shopper was desperate enough. The shoppers were not desperate for a seat, right now. What they were desperate for was a bargain.
A rolling sea of humanity, flooding the area. A surge made of pure greed.
There were no staff in the sales zone because it quickly turned into a melee. People who hadn't wanted Flangisprangers five minutes prior were fighting others for the privilege to buy one at an amazing discount. The luckless staffmember clung to the bell whilst trying to occupy the least possible physical space.
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