Talking Total Bull

, , , , | Right | March 14, 2019

(I work at a popular chain of pet stores. I am casually browsing the treat aisle in my down time,  as the store is pretty dead, looking for something to keep my dog busy. We sell a wide variety of chews, including Bully Sticks, which are made of dried bull penis. A lot of people ask what they are made of, and some are horrified by my answer. This 70-year-old lady is different.)

Customer: “Excuse me. Could I trouble you with a question?”

Me: “Sure thing. What can I help you with?”

Customer: *holding up a Bully Stick* “What is this?”

Me: *trying to avoid saying the word “penis” to a nearly 70-year-old woman* “It’s a chew for dogs. It’s very tough and tends to take a long time to wear down, so it’s good for heavy chewers.”

Customer: “No, I mean what is it made of?”

Me: “It’s ah… um… It’s dried bull penis.”

Customer: “Okay, but is it beef?”

Me: *taken aback* “I’m sorry?”

Customer: “Is this made of beef?”

Me: “It’s made out of bull so… yes.”

Customer: “No, you said it was made out of bull, but I want to know if it is made out of beef!”

Me: “Ma’am… bull is just the name for male cattle.”

Customer: “I don’t care what it is the name of! IS THIS BEEF?!”

Me: “Um… No, it is not.”

Customer: “Oh, well, I’ll find something else, then.” *ditches the Bully Stick and wanders off happily*

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