“Quit playing with the fish and get back to work! I see you haven’t started zoning yet…”
“Sure I have! I’m zoning the fish.”
“Do you really expect to get that excuse past me?”
“I’m serious! The fish are all zoned. Look how I move my finger, and how they follow it, in a trance. See, they’re zoned.”
Most readers might not appreciate this stupid little dialogue, but I imagine those who have had experience in retail probably will.