These Directions Are Worth Peanuts

, , , , | Right | June 7, 2020

About thirty minutes before my shift ends, a gentleman walks up to the counter.

Customer: “Do you live locally?”

Me: “Yes, I do.”

Customer: “I have a question.”

Me: “Sure, what is it?”

Customer: “I want to see the peanut trees.”

Me: *Laughing* “Peanuts actually grow underground, like potatoes.”

Customer: “You’re being rude! Please tell me where I can see the peanut trees!”

This conversation goes on for a few minutes. Finally, frustrated, I look at my watch and think, “Cool, I get off in a few minutes. Let’s see where I can take him. I give him directions, making sure that, by the time he ends up at the final location, I will have gone home. He thanks me for finally telling him.

The next day my boss calls me into the office.

Boss: “Did you give some dude directions to peanut trees?”

Me: *Laughing* “Yes, why?”

Boss: “After you left, he came back and was cussing mad that you gave him bad directions. I also gave him a set of directions to the local tourist office to let them handle it.”

We never saw the peanut tree hunter again as far as we knew.

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