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Keeping 50% Of The Holiday Spirit Alive

, , , | Right | December 27, 2017

(It’s two days after Christmas. I haven’t had a day off in weeks, I have a cold, my coworker is out sick, and our sales system is down, so I have to do every sale manually on paper. I’m not in a great mood and am doing my best to keep it together. This lady really tries my patience.)

Me: “Your total is [total].”

Lady: “Wait, that’s with the 50% off?”

Me: “Only the holiday items are 50% off.”

Lady: “What?”

Me: “Only holiday items are 50% off right now.”

Lady: “Well, your sign says 50% off.”

Me: “Yes, 50% off all holiday items. ‘Holiday’ is actually the largest word on the sign.”

Lady: “Well, it isn’t very clear.”

Me: “Okay.”

Lady: “Well, I guess, where’s your holiday stuff, then?”

Me: “Over here on this table in front of the door that say,s ‘HOLIDAY ITEMS,’ on it.”

Lady: “Well, there isn’t much there.”

Me: “No, most of these holidays are over or almost over.”

Lady: “Well, that’s useless. Anything else on sale at all?”

Me: “We have a buy-two-get-one-free on noodle bowls, and some of our ceramic ware is 20% off.”

Lady: “50% off bowls?”

Me: “No. Buy-two-get-one-free on noodle bowls.”

Lady: “I don’t want noodle bowls.”

Me: *as blandly as I can manage* “Okay.”

Lady: “Well… I guess there’s nothing I want, then.”

Me: “Okay, have a nice day.”

(I need a vacation.)

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