The Boy Wailed When He Saw The Orca

, , , , | Right | March 26, 2011

(A young boy approaches the counter.)

Boy: “Do you have any blow-up sharks? I want to scare my friends at day camp.”

(I look through our blow up water toys. I find one, but in order to get to it I have to take several packages off the hook. In doing so, the boy sees the blow-up toy in front of the one I am aiming for. He looks at me, dumbfounded.)

Boy: “THAT is not a shark. THAT is an orca.”

Me: “I was aiming to get the toy behind it, and–”

Boy: *holds up his hands* “Never mind!” *storms off*

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Must Have Lymphed Their Way Through Biology

, , , , , | Right | November 8, 2010

Me: “I’d like to do some tests on your cat.”

Client: “Which kind of tests? How does that work?”

Me: “I’d like to do some blood work. We take it just like a doctor would take human blood.”

Client: “Cats have blood?!”

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Not Exactly The Pick Of The Litter, Part 2

, , , , , , | Right | April 7, 2010

(One of my regulars comes to my cash with her small child. The mother is very much pregnant.)

Me: “Oh, hello, [Mother] and [Daughter]. How are you today?”

Customer: “We’re great!” *turns to daughter* “Tell [My Name] what Mommy is going to have in September!”

Customer’s Daughter: “A baby!”

Me: “Really? What do you hope it’ll be?”

Customer’s Daughter: “A puppy!”

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