Life’s Great Mysteries, Volume 1

| | Right | July 1, 2008

(I’m working in the meat department as a middle-aged woman in a business suit approaches me.)

Customer: “Excuse me, miss?”

Me: “Yes, ma’am, how can I help you?”

Customer: *dead serious* “What’s the difference between beef and pork?”

Me: “Um… one comes from a pig, and one comes from a cow. ”

Customer: “Oh, okay! I’ve always wondered that!”

(She walks off happily and I never worked with the public again.)

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  • Trillium

    Well, if English ain’t her first language, that’s understandable question, since for some reason (i.e. corruption of anglo-saxon language by norman invasion) words for animal and its meat are completely unrelated in English.