Ah, Fathers

, , , , , | Right | June 15, 2008

(I am a cashier and father and young son are in line.)

Son: “Wow, that’s a lot of stuff!”

Dad: “Yeah, I might have to sell your bike to pay for it all.”

Son: “Noooo, not my bike!”

Dad: *laughs* “No, I wouldn’t sell your bike for food. Although, I might sell it for beer…”

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I See Purple Triangles And Rainbows In Your Future

, , , , | Right | June 10, 2008

(A boy and his mother come up to my register. The boy starts asking questions about the ant farm we have on display.)

Boy: “Can they mate?”

Me: “No, there’s no queen in there.”

Boy: “Oh… so they can’t mate?”

Me: “No, they’re all male.”

Boy: “So they can’t?”

Mother: *turns to boy* “Okay, shut up or go away! You’re being annoying!”

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A Little Thing Called Responsibility

, , , | Right | June 9, 2008

(I walked into a game store and there was a violent carjacking on the local news where a poor couple had been killed. The only person behind the counter is a good friend of mine and a middle-aged woman walks in.)

Woman: “I can’t believe today’s violence. I blame that, the violent media.”

Me: “Yeah, people are a little crazy these days.”

Woman: *to my friend* “Can I have that Call of Duty 4 there, please?”

My Friend: “Um, who are you buying this for? It’s a little survey the store is doing…”

Woman: “Oh, of course! It’s for my 13-year-old son. ”

(As soon as she left, my friend and I busted out laughing.)

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Sorry I Asked

, , , | Right | June 5, 2008

(I notice an older woman and her twenty-something long-haired son struggling to find a certain brush in our hair care aisle.)

Me: “Can I help you with anything?”

Mother: “Help me? Help ME? The only way you could help me is to make my Fabio son over here stop dating thirteen-year-old girls!”

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Oh Where, Oh Where Have My Role Models Gone

, , , | Right | May 31, 2008

Me: “How can I help you, ma’am?”

Lady: “Yes, my daughter saw an ad for slip-n-slides in your store. I thought if you did have them, they’d be up here.”

Me: “Um, no, we don’t have them.”

Lady: “Ha! I knew it!”

Me: “Yeah, we don’t have them here. Just small appliances up here.”

Lady: “Yeah, my daughter is 12 years old, and she’s wrong. I can’t wait to tell her.”

Me: “Heh… yeah.”

Lady: “I can’t wait to rub it in her face. Mom’s right, and she’s wrong, FOR ONCE!”

Me: *facepalm*


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