Getting Themselves All Tied Up In Knots

, , , , | Right | December 16, 2018

(I work at a popular grocery store, and typically I’m a cashier for the apparel department. A man and his young daughter show up at my register and I start checking them out. The man has a pair of clearance [Brand] shoes.)

Customer: “Now, I know there aren’t any coupons that work on [Brand]… but I found this.”

(He shows me that there is a small knot in one of the laces.)

Me: “Oh, I’m sure the knot will come out just fine if you use something small like some tweezers to untie it.”

Customer: “I don’t know. It looks awfully tight.”

Me: “How about I give it a try?”

(I have short nails and have spent some time previously untangling several necklaces; I’m not concerned. He watches me start to loosen the knot and seems to get nervous.)

Customer: “Oh, you got it loose? Okay. Well then, we’ll take them; don’t worry about it.”

(I offered to finish, but he declined and he paid for everything. Later, my PIC said it sounded like he probably tied the knot in the shoelace himself.)

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