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    All That For Nothing

    , | Ontario, Canada |

    Me: “Hi, welcome to *****. Can I help you?”

    Me: “Yes please, you sell doonoo?”

    Me: “I’m sorry? Do we sell what?”

    Me: *points at menu board* “You know, noots!”

    Me: *looks up to where he’s pointing which is a picture of some bagels* “Bagels?”

    Me: “No! Noots! Doonoots!”

    (This went on for several minutes, both of us getting more and more frustrated until…)

    Me: “Wait, are you saying nuts?”

    Me: “Yes, yes!”

    Me: “We have peanuts for our ice cream sundaes.”

    Me: “No, no, no. DOOnoots!”

    Me: *with a huge smile of understanding* “You mean doughnuts?!”

    Me: “Yes!!”

    (Keep in mind we had been working on this for a good five minutes. He now looks so excited that what I say next nearly breaks my heart.)

    Me: “No, I’m sorry. We don’t sell doughnuts.”