A Different Type Of Animal Cracker  

, , , , | Right | December 24, 2019

(I am sixteen, working for a pub that is rather mismanaged. I am often sent down to the supermarket multiple times on a shift. It is December and there is a Christmas menu in place. My boss has sent me to the supermarket for Christmas crackers and says the kind he wants have animals on them. I get to the supermarket and head straight for the snack aisle and look at all the cracker boxes, trying to find one with animals on, whilst also wondering when we started doing cheese and biscuits. We’re not allowed phones on shift, even when running errands, so I can’t phone and ask. Eventually, I decide to ask an employee for help.)

Me: “Excuse me. Do you have any crackers with animals on?”

Employee: “What kind of crackers?”

Me: “What do you mean?”

Employee: “The food kind or the ones you pull at Christmas?”

(Cue me staring off into space for a solid minute wondering why I was so stupid.)

Me: “The ones you pull at Christmas.”

(The employee led me to the crackers and, sure enough, there was a set with animals on the front. From then on, I always made sure to get proper clarification before journeying down to the supermarket.)

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