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    | Omaha, NE, USA | Family & Kids

    (I work at a small bike shop. During the early spring, we get a lot of customers. I have only worked there a few months, and learn a lot from the owner. His son also works there, and many customers know him. The owner is helping a customer, and I am watching. When the owner goes back to get something for her, we find ourselves alone.)

    Customer: “Are you his daughter?”

    Me: “No, I’m just an employee.”

    Customer: “He has the cutest kids! But you are definitely the prettiest.”

    Me: “But I’m not his daughter.”

    Customer: “Then why did you say he was?”

    Me: “I didn’t. I’m just an employee.”

    (The owner comes back.)

    Owner: “Alright, [my name], if you would just put her information into the computer, that wo—”

    Customer: “See! You called her [my name]! That’s proof she’s your daughter! You shouldn’t teach her to lie!”

    Owner: “So just because I use her first name means I’m her father?”

    Me: “[Owner's name], it’s okay.”

    Customer: “You call him father! Do it! NOW!”

    Me: “I only call my father, father.”

    Customer: “You mean he’s not your father?”

    Me: “No.”

    Customer: “Well why didn’t you say so?”