Despite recent Coronation Street scenes showing that he could still have work to do, Aadi Alahan (Adam Hussain) appears determined to follow in the footsteps of his successful businessman father.
When Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin) came out of the storeroom, he immediately started berating his son, the shopkeeper, for not making the appropriate face expression.
He asked Aadi to recall ASS, which naturally perplexed Aadi.
Aadi prompted Dev to contemplate what it sounded like when he stated that ASS had assisted in the development of his company, but Dev wasn’t deterred.
Thankfully, he quickly clarified that ASS actually meant for “a smile sells,” and he urged Aadi to give it a try.
Aadi heeded his advise and painted on a smile for his next customers, although whining that he wanted real business experience, before dropping it when he saw it was his sister and pals.
Asha Alahan (Tanisha Gorey) responded to Amy Barlow’s (Elle Mulvaney) inquiry about his presence behind the counter by saying that he was filling in for Evelyn Plummer’s (Maureen Lipman) shifts.
Aadi blasted him for being a proper businessman and being wasted behind the counter at Dev’s store since he has “one of Britain’s finest untapped business minds.”
Later, when Asha went back to the store in quest of a chocolate bar, she discovered that Aadi had priced food cans incorrectly.
He grumbled that he had no idea what was wrong with him as she pointed out that they were 15p more costly than he had tagged them.
After being prodded, Aadi finally acknowledged that he is in love with Amy, which Asha said may have something to do with it.
Asha exited with her chocolate bar in hand as Dev left the store room once more, this time suspicious that the twins were in the same room and not arguing.
Soon after Dev became aware of Aadi’s price, he started to panic because he thought his kids were trying to ruin him financially.
Does Aadi possess the necessary skills to carry on his father’s legacy, or is Dev’s ASS policy too much to handle?