A Tale of Two Poultries, Two Meanings, And Two Hands

, , , , | Right | July 7, 2009

(It’s almost closing time at the supermarket deli. Two hot chickens are left and have been reduced to half price.)

Customer #1: “Can I please get the last two chickens?”

(As I’m getting the chickens, another customer rushes up to the deli counter.)

Customer #2: “Excuse me. I was here first, before, and I wanted one of those chickens.”

Me: “Sorry… when I looked up, there was only one customer.”

Customer #2: “You had your head down before.”

Me: “Well, I’m sorry. They’ve been sold to this man, as he was the only customer here. Unless he’d like to let you have one?”

Customer #1: “No, I’d like them both, thanks.”

Customer #2: “I hope you choke on that chicken!” *storms out*

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