pave the way(for)
peg away at
So I was pedaling down the street the other day when this funny looking pedestrian crossed the street in front of me. I thought this kid was going to get penalized by the cops for sure since he was swinging back and forth like a pendulum. Well, I couldn‘t peel my eyes off this kid when I crashed into one of our patrons. Her pearls went flying everywhere like pebbles over the road that had recently been paved. As I got up off the road I paved the way through the crowd to retrieve her pearls.
When I heard a funny peep I looked up to see that the kid was a penguin!! How I missed that, I‘ll neverknow, but I‘m sure the other messenger boy will peg away at me untill they take me off the payroll or something. Anyhow, the penguin pecked me on the cheek like a kiss and then sat down on my bag like he was patronizing me from the top of some perch. I‘m not one to hold grudges so I reached into my bag and pulled out some peanuts. As I peeled open the bag someone threw a couple coins down into my hat, which I had dropped. They must have thought I was peddling the penguin for money!
Well, right then and there I reached down, picked up that money and pegged the person in the back of his head. He turned around and started chasing me. Naturally I ran and now my case in court is still pending.
But I never found out what happened to that penguin. I hope he made it back to his home on some ocean peninsula. I wouldn‘t want him hanging around the city much longer. He sure got me into trouble!