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    Just Tell ‘Em What They Want To Hear

    | Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada |

    Me: “Hello, and welcome to ***** Hotel. How was the drive up here?”

    Wife: “Oh, it was stunning! I have never seen such beautiful trees, and the water, such a pretty color in the lake!”

    Husband: “It was a very nice drive indeed.”

    Me: “Well that’s great, we pride ourselves on our natural beauty here in Canada. Can I get your names for your reservation?”

    Wife: “Yes, indeed. Here you go.”

    (She hands me her confirmation sheet.)

    Wife: “Can you tell me though, how do you get the water in Lake Louise that turquoise color?”

    Me: “I’m sorry? What do you mean?”

    Wife: “Well the water is so clear, but it’s green, it looks like the ocean. Do you paint the bottom that color?”

    Me: “Oh no, the water has a green color because of the copper minerals in the water. When they oxidize, that’s why it looks like the ocean.”

    Wife: “Oh, that’s crazy! Everybody knows copper is brown like a penny, not green. It’s painted, isn’t it?!”

    (I tried to explain for quite some time that we don’t dye the water, and that copper is the reason it looks blue-green.)

    Wife: “Well there is no way that its natural! ”

    Me: *getting annoyed* “Yes, we drain the lake and paint the bottom of the lake at night.”

    Wife: “See, was it so hard to tell the truth?” *walks away*

    My manager: “You know, I should fire you for that… but I think I would have done the same thing.”