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The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 13

| CO, USA | Books & Reading, Movies & TV

(An older customer approaches me. I’m in the demographic the ‘Twilight Saga’ is marketed towards.)

Customer: “Have you seen that movie all the girls your age are excited about?”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer: “That big movie, Eclipse I think?”

Me: “Oh, I never got into Twilight.”

Customer: “Good! Read some real books, and hope they get made into movies that are actually good!”

Related:
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 12
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 11
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 10
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 9
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 8
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 7
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 6
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 5
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 4
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 3
The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 2
The Twilight Of Our Literacy

Hard Cash That Isn’t Cold

| Namibia | Money

(I have just finished withdrawing some money at the ATM. A clearly poor man approaches me from behind. Usually, I would expect someone to come up to me to beg for money.)

Man: “I do not know how to use the machine. Can you help me?”

Me: “Sure!”

(The man hands me his card, and I insert it into the machine.)

Man: “Can you check how much I have on my account?”

Me: “Okay. It is asking for your pin.”

Man: *without even thinking about it* “It is 1234.”

Me: “It says you have 20 Namibian Dollars.”

(Note: A loaf of bread cost N$ 5.)

Man: “I’d like all of it.”

(I withdraw the money, and give him back his card and the money. He immediately hands me back N$ 10.)

Man: “This is for you, because you helped me.”

(I hand it back to him.)

Me: “Please, keep it!”

(It is one of the most touching things to ever happen to me.)

The Race(ist) For The Last Chicken

| Preston, England, UK | Bigotry, Food & Drink

(I work late shifts, and mark down items to their final reduction.)

Customer: “Have you not got any more cheap chicken?”

Me: “No, sir, the lady just over there took our last pack, unfortunately.”

(I gesture towards a small, lovely, Indian lady, who had come by and picked up some chicken breasts I just marked down.)

Customer: “I’m not racist, but f****** p**** are always turning up and taking all the good stuff early! You can never stay one step ahead of them d*** foreigners!”

Me: “Well, we have a first come, first served policy. Regardless of who she is, she was here first.”

Customer: “Yeah, but you know what I mean! They come over here, and take everything for granted. They do what they f****** like, and take our cheap food! You follow me, don’t ya’?”

Me: “Well, no, I don’t. Like I said, we have a first come, first served policy. We also have a policy against incendiary language, and I’m going to have to ask you to leave. Here’s a little hint for you; when you say “I’m not racist, but—”, it usually means you’re about to be racist. The exit’s third on the left.”

Couldn’t Care Less

Customer-Service

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