Like A Baby Pushing A Triangle Through A Circular Hole

, , , | Right | January 26, 2019

(A woman comes in looking for a cable, and it is clear someone had sent her and she doesn’t know anything more than that.)

Me: “Hello, miss, can I help you find something?”

Customer: “I need a cable.”

Me: “Okay, no problem. What kind of cable?”

Customer: “It’s a cable.”

Me: “Hmm. What does this cable plug into?”

Customer: “It’s… it’s a cable.”

Me: “Okay, what does this cable look like?”

Customer: “Well, on one end, it’s a circle, but it’s kind of like a triangle…”

Me: “…and what does the other end look like?”

Customer: “Well, you know… it’s… it’s a cable!”

(I was a little new and went to get my manager, who ended up deciphering her request, ultimately selling her an XLR microphone cable. In my defense, it took about fifteen minutes for him to pinpoint exactly what she needed.)

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