Small Talk Sucks

, , , | Working | May 13, 2020

I work at the circulation desk at a public library. I am helping a patron check out a book while making small talk about the weather.

Me: “Has it started snowing out yet? It was hailing when I came in.”

Patron: “Nope. But it’s doing that thing… you know, when it’s… ah, like when it’s snow and rain mixed together?”

I assume he means “sleet” or “slush.”

Me: “SLUT?”

I realize immediately what I just said.

Me: “Uhh, sleet… slush… SLUSH SLEESH!”

Luckily for me, the patron didn’t bat an eye, but after he left, my manager burst out laughing behind me.

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