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Honestly (Not) Abe

| Lebanon, PA, USA | Family & Kids

(I work as a cashier at a popular retail store in a town that is near Amish and Mennonite communities. It is not unusual to see them around town.)

Boy: “Look mommy! It’s Abraham Lincoln!”

(Confused, his mother and I look where he is pointing and see an Amish gentleman standing off to the side looking a bit out of place. At this point, both his mother and I are having a hard time keeping a straight face.)

Me: “No sweetie. That’s not Abraham Lincoln. He’s Amish.”

(The little boy gasps and his eyes widen in disbelief. He leans forward and whispers to me.)

Boy: “You mean, he’s allowed in here?”

Me: “Of course he is! This store welcomes everyone’s money!”

(The little boy stares at the man, shocked, as I finish ringing up his mothers purchases.)

Boy: *as they’re leaving* “Bye, Mr. Lincoln!”