It Takes One To Know One, Part 2

, , , , | Right | January 13, 2021

I am nearing the end of a long shift working cash. I’m checking out a middle-aged man when one of his items won’t scan. I brace myself for the inevitable “joke.” Sure enough…

Customer: “Won’t scan, huh? Guess that means I get to make a lame, unfunny comment that I think is original but you’ve heard ten thousand times.”

My tired brain takes a moment to process what he said while I stare at him… and then I break out a big smile.

Me: “Thank you.”

Customer: “I worked retail for fifteen years.”

It Takes One To Know One

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