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I Mux Ask You To Stop Being Max Crazy

, , , , , , | Right | November 30, 2020

I am working in a pet store which specializes in reptiles of all kinds. A middle-aged lady comes in, and I ask if there is something special she is looking for.

Lady: “I want to see your selection of Mox.”

Me: “Mox? I’m not sure exactly what it is you are looking for.”

Lady: “Mox! Mox!

Me: “I’m sorry, but I have never heard of Mox. Do you know what kind of animal it is? Perhaps a more generic term?”

Lady: *Huffy* “Well, I thought you would know something simple like that. It’s a turtle. Mox turtles!”

Me: “Oh, I see. Perhaps you mean box turtles? We do have some; let me show them to you.”

Lady: “No, I specifically said mox turtles. M. O. X. Mox!

Me: “Sorry, I have been in this business for many years, and I am unfamiliar with Mox turtles. Where did you learn about them?”

Lady:Well! I was talking to my sister who watches all these cooking shows, and she was telling me about this recipe for Mox turtle soup, and I wanted to make some.”

Me: “In the first place, this is a pet store, not a butcher shop. Our pets are not to be eaten. Secondly, I think you must be referring to mock turtle soup. It is not made with turtles but is made to mock, or pretend to be, turtles. It is made to duplicate the texture and flavor of real turtle soup. I will not sell any of my turtles to you. Now please leave.”

Lady: “Well, if you don’t have Mox, why didn’t you just tell me before you said anything? I’ll just go somewhere else to get some Mox.”

“Why didn’t you just tell me before you said anything?”