The Sound Of Silence

| Calgary, AB, Canada | Bizarre, Crazy Requests

(A customer comes into my shoe store and requests several pairs to try on. He tries the first pair and walks around.)

Customer: “No, no. I don’t like shoes that make noise. I need quiet shoes.”

(I give him a new pair to try.)

Customer: “No, I said QUIET shoes! QUIET!”

Me: “Sir, what noise are you referring to? I’m not hearing it.”

(He walks around more.)

Customer: “That! You don’t hear that?”

(All I can hear is the sound of his footsteps.)

Me: “Can’t say I do.”

(He begins stomping his foot on the floor.)

Customer: “Listen to how loud those are!”

Me: “That’s just your foot stomping.”

Customer: “It’s the shoe!”

Me: “So you want a shoe that won’t even make the sound of a footstep?”

Customer: “Yes!”

Me: “… Good luck?”