Only Half Listening

| Working | February 17, 2014

(I stop at a popular sandwich shop for lunch and order a 12-inch steak and cheese sandwich. All goes well and the young man does a great job, but at the final stage…)

Sandwich Artist: “Will that be all, sir?”

Me: “Looks good. Could you cut it in half before you wrap it up, please?”

(This is normally done without asking.)

Sandwich Artist: “Sure thing. How many pieces do you want?”

(I’m a little by surprise by the question, so I think I misheard him.)

Me: “In half, please.”

Sandwich Artist: “Yes, but how many pieces?”

Me: *with a touch of obviousness in my voice* “I don’t know. How about two?”

Sandwich Artist: *rolls eyes* “You could have said that in the first place!”

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