Canada Is Tolerant Of Everything Except Pretzels

| Working | May 17, 2017

(When I was younger, my family used to do a lot of shopping at a particular store where you have to pay for a membership. I hadn’t been there for many years, but I was shopping for an event with someone who had a membership. I really enjoy bread pretzels, and they tend to be difficult to find in my city. I used to get them at this store, and I’m excited to have one.)

Me: “I don’t see pretzels on your menu, but you used to have them. Maybe I’m just not seeing them?”

Cashier: *in a very snotty tone of voice* “We’ve never sold pretzels! This is CANADA! We don’t serve pretzels here!”

(I must’ve missed the law banning the sale of pretzels in Canada! I was also apparently hallucinating the pretzels I ate in that store.)

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Freedom Isn’t Free

| Right | February 7, 2014

(I work at a wholesale club and every few months we give out free 90 day trials in lieu of paying for a membership. I have just finished explaining our offer to a customer.)

Me: “So, did you want to try our paid membership or just get the 90 day free trial?”

Customer: “I have a question.”

Me: “Okay. What’s your question?”

Customer: “This is completely free?”

Me: “Yep.”

Customer: “So, you mean to tell me that for 90 days I can come in here, and get anything I want for free?”

(I pause and look at them for a second, and I ask her to repeat her question, which she does.)

Me: “Ma’am, only the membership is free. You still have to pay for the items.”

Customer: “Well, that is just false advertising. You all shouldn’t say something is free if you still have to pay for it.

(She stormed off and I sat there wondering what just happened.)

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