Nuts About Clams

| Victoria, BC, Canada | Bizarre, Food & Drink

(An older gentlemen approaches me while I am stocking frozen meats.)

Customer: “Where are the clams that are in the flyer?”

Me: *slightly puzzled* “We haven’t had clams in this store in a long time, if ever.”

Customer: “Well, I saw them in the flyer.”

Me: “Do you have this flyer on you?”

(I ask because half the time the customer produces a flyer from a completely different store.)

Customer: “No, I don’t think so.”

Me: “One sec, I’ll fetch the current one…”

(A few moments later.)

Me: “They aren’t in here, sir.”

Customer: “Ah, there. That’s them!”

(He points to a picture of pistachios. In all fairness, in this photograph, they do look a bit like small clams. Between the resolution of the image and perhaps the old man’s eyesight, it’s an understandable mistake.)

Me: “Sir, those are pistachios.”

Customer: “Oh…”

Me: “…yeah.”

Customer: “Well, do they taste like clams?”