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    Whine About Wine

    | MA, USA | Food & Drink

    (I’m working at the tasting bar for our winery. It’s been a fairly busy day. I’m serving two women around my age—early 30s.)

    Me: “Hi! Can I get you anything?”

    Customer #1: “Um…. let me think. Sorry, I’m not ready!”

    Me: “Sure, that’s f—”

    Customer #2: “Can I try the chardonnay?”

    Me: “Sure!”

    (I get the wine and start to pour.)

    Customer #2: “It must be really annoying to work here. You have all these people interrupting you to say ‘Can I try this? Can I try that?’ Is it really annoying?”

    Me: “Actually, that’s not annoying at all! What’s annoying is when people say ‘I want to try this. It sounds delicious, what a great description, how do you like it?’ and I say ‘I think it’s great,’ and they try it and then say ‘this is terrible, it’s disgusting, how can you serve this? Who in their right mind would drink this?’ That’s annoying.”

    (Both of them are staring at me in disbelief.)

    Customer #1: “No… people don’t really do that.”

    Customer #2: “That’s crazy. They really say stuff like that?”

    Me: “I’m afraid so.”

    Customer #2: “Well, I think this chardonnay is really good! Thank you!”

    Me: “You’re very welcome!”