Unfiltered Story #67271

Unfiltered | August 19, 2016

I work at a hookah lounge that is frequented by people of many nationalities. As a result, there tends to be language barriers when referring to certain items. I am approached by a Somali customer.

Me: “Hi sir, can I help you?”

Customer: “Yeah, can I get a condom?”

Me: *holding in a giggle* “I’m sorry sir? A what?”

Customer: “A condom. You know, for the hookah?”

Me: “Oh! You mean a plastic mouthpiece?”

Customer: “Yeah, a condom.”

I give the customer the plastic mouthpiece and politely inform him the difference between what he was asking for and what the right name for it was. We both had a laugh about it!