Milking This Conversation Until It’s Dry

, , , | Right | January 5, 2021

My store used to carry a brand of glass milk bottles. If you returned the bottle, you got a $2 refund. Unfortunately, this company went out of business. We have put up signs on the milk cooler saying something along the lines of, “We apologize for the inconvenience, but [Company] has ceased operations. We are looking for a new glass milk bottle replacement.” We quickly run out of what few glass milk bottles remain. That doesn’t stop me from having some form of this conversation for the next several weeks.

Customer: “Where is the glass milk?”

Me: “Oh, they went out of business.”

Customer: “They went out of business?”

Me: “Yes.”

Customer: “So you have no glass milk?”

Me: “No, we do not.”

Customer: “When will you have more?

Me: “We won’t. They’ve gone out of business. [Store] is looking for a new glass milk bottle, but we haven’t found one yet.”

Customer: “How do you know?”

Me: “That’s what the sign says.”

Customer: “What sign?”

Me: “That sign.”

I point at one of the signs, which is directly over the empty hole where the glass milk was. Customers have to move their bodies in order to see around the signs.

Customer: “Oh, I didn’t see the sign.”

Why can’t people use their eyes?

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