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If Not For The Meatballs, He Might Not Have Survived!

, , , | Right | CREDIT: EvilDevil4 | September 20, 2022

I have been going to my local [Swedish Furniture Chain] to pick up bookcases, bedside tables, and whatever else I need for my new apartment. It’s about half an hour away from my home, so I have been going after work, still dressed up in work clothes. My job is an office situation, and I wear a shirt and tie, so I guess I can’t blame the confused-looking old-timer who accosts me in the “As Is” section.

Customer: “Do you work here?”

Me: “Nah, I just dress up.”

We share a laugh and he looks disappointed and lost. I guess years of retail work have me broken in because I then continue:

Me: “I can try to help if you like. What’s up?”

The old man looks thankful as he pleads.

Customer: “How the heck do you get out of here?!”

I’m not sure why, but in my absurd mind, I like to imagine that the old-timer might have been a young man when he first entered the store and that he has been subsisting on meatballs and sleeping on display sofas as he wanders endlessly. He is so close to the exit. Of course, I have to help him escape this Swedish purgatory.

Me: “Oh, yeah, I can help. Follow me.”

I politely walked him to the exit. He thanked me and was on his way, into a world much different than the one he knew when he first ventured into [Swedish Furniture Chain].

Sadly, they did not have the Billy bookcase I wanted, so I got the Kallax ones. But at least I did a good deed and used my weird middle management vibes for good and not for evil.

If you are out there, old-timer, I wish you well, not as an employee, but just as a helpful human.

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