The Less-Errant Of Two Evils

| The Netherlands | Health & Body, Language & Words

(I’m a cashier at a supermarket and am checking out a customer. All cigarette packages have a warning on them.)

Customer: “I’d like [brand] cigarettes please.”

(I grab a package.)

Customer: “Oh no, not that one. I don’t like the text on it.”

Me: “Oh, you mean the, ‘Smoking is deadly’ text?

Customer: “Yes, get me one with a different text.”

(I grab another package.)

Me: “Okay… how about, ‘Smoking leads to a slow painful death’?”

Customer: “No, I don’t like that one either.”

Me: “Is, ‘Smoking increases the chance to get lung cancer’ fine, then?”

Customer: “Ah yes, that one is good!”