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    | Lexington, KY, USA |

    Me: “Hi, how can I help you?”

    Customer: “What is a pebble?”

    Me: “Well, it’s a very small rock…generally smooth.”

    Customer: “Fine, where do you sell pebbles?”

    Me: “Right at the back of the garden section, sir.”

    Customer: “Are your pebbles heat-resistant?”

    Me: “I’m not sure, but I could call one of our garden specialists to help you.”

    Customer: “Never mind! I need heat resistant rocks!” (He shows me a rock.) “Is this rock limestone? Limestone is heat resistant.”

    Me: “I can’t tell if it’s limestone just from looking, but limestone has a lot of calcium in it, so if you dip it in vinegar and fizzes up, it’s probably limestone.”

    Customer: “Forget it! You are worthless! I’ll just stick this in the microwave and see if it’s heat resistant!”

    (He storms off. He came back the next day…for a new microwave.)