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The Signs Floated Away

, , | Working | November 5, 2019

(I work at a flower shop inside a grocery store. We do balloons as well as flowers, but right now we’re out of helium. My coworker puts three signs around the floral department to let customers know we’re out, and big “EMPTY” signs on the two empty tanks waiting for pickup.)

Me: “Just wait; a customer is going to get mad and tell us we should have a sign.”

Coworker: “I’m going to get a lot of satisfaction pointing these out to them.”

(Fast forward to later, after the department has closed and all of us have gone home. One of the MANAGERS of the grocery store calls my boss at home at 8:30 on a Sunday night, and this conversation takes place.)

Grocery Manager: “Are you guys out of helium?”

Boss: “Yes, we’re out.”

Grocery Manager: “You should have a sign up.”

Boss: “We have five of them.”

Grocery Manager: “Oh. I didn’t even look.”

(For once, I guess it wasn’t customers we had to worry about!)

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