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    Tricky Customers Are Just Killer, Part 2

    | Brisbane, Australia | Top

    (I am sitting on a well known whale watching beach gathering data on migration numbers. I have a pair of binoculars.)

    Tourist: “When are you going to put up the flags?”

    Me: “Oh, no, I am not a lifesaver.”

    Tourist: “Of course you are, who else sits on a beach with binoculars?”

    Me: “Actually, I am recording how many whales go by.”

    Tourist: “Whales? There are no whales here. This is a swimming beach.”

    (I gesture to a pod of 6 whales passing around 50 meters away.)

    Tourist: “Oh my goodness, killer whales! My children are on the beach! They could come right out of the water and steal my children!”

    Me: “Um, no, they’re humpbacks. They eat tiny little fish and plankton. They can’t come up on the beach, so your children are safe.”

    Tourist: “Don’t you know about Moby Dick? He eats people alive. It’s true, it’s in The Bible!” *takes his children and leaves*

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