Sub-Par Subterfuge

, | Glasgow, Scotland, UK | Working | February 19, 2013

Brother: “I’d like a [drink] with no ice.”

Cashier: “You have to have put ice in it.”

Brother: “I don’t want ice.”

Cashier: “Yeah, but you have to have ice.”

Brother: “Right, I’ll bite… why do I need to have ice in it?”

Cashier: “The ice has a chemical in it that makes the drink go longer.”

Brother: “What?”

Cashier: “Yeah! It’s called subterfuge.”

(My brother catches on immediately.)

Brother: “Can I speak to your manager, please?”

Cashier: “Alright, is there a problem?”

Brother: “Oh, there could be…”

(The manager comes along.)

Manager: “What’s the matter?”

Brother: “Right… when you’re training your juniors, you should make sure they understand what you’re telling them. He just told me there’s a chemical called subterfuge in the ice that makes the drink last longer, as opposed to an act of subterfuge by adding ice to make it appear as if there is more.”

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