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    Ah, Managers

    | Philadelphia, PA, USA |

    Customer: “Does this camera come in different colors? I really want blue.”

    Me: “Yes, but I’m sorry… I don’t have any blue ones. I only have black, red, and bronze.”

    Customer: “Blue takes better pictures.”

    Me: “I’m sorry?”

    Customer: “Yes, my brother takes pictures and says the blue ones are best.”

    Me: “Well, to be honest, the color only affects how it looks. It has nothing to do with the performance.”

    Customer: “Are you calling my brother a liar?!”

    Me: “No, I’m just saying he’s misinformed–”

    Customer: “I SAID he’s a photographer and he knows what he’s talking about. He’s been published.”

    Me: “I’m sure he has, but I’ve done hundreds of weddings myself and I’ve been selling for years.”

    Customer: “Stop it! I want to see the manager.”

    (I get my manager and explain the situation.)

    Manager: “So, I understand you want a blue camera because it’s supposed to be better?”

    Customer: “Yes, I thought you guys would know that!”

    Manager: “You know, I think your brother was mistaken.”

    Customer: “But–”

    Manager: “Let me explain. You see, sports cars come in all colors, right? You ever notice that they always seem to sell the red ones most? Porsches, Lamborghinis and Corvettes?”

    Customer: “Well, yeah…”

    Manager: “So, I think it’s an obvious choice.”

    Customer: “I’ll take the red one!”

    Me: “…”