As yet, the store wasn't ready, and didn't even have the shelves set up.
One said to the other,
"I bet any minute now some stupid Irishman is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we're selling."
No sooner were the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious old Irishman walked to the window, had a peek, and in a soft voice asked,
"What are 'ye sellin' here, lads?"