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Twice The Prongs, Half The Brains

, , , | Right | April 1, 2009

(My dad used to work part-time at a tool and garden supply store; this happens around the holidays.)

Dad: “Hello, sir, can I help you?”

Customer: “Yeah, I need an extension cord, but I need one with prongs on both ends.”

Dad: “We don’t sell them. It’s very dangerous to have copper exposed at both ends.”

Customer: “Well, I need one. Can’t you make me one?”

Dad: “No, I can’t, sir. It would be extremely dangerous and unethical for me to make that for you. What do you need this for? Maybe I can help you find something else.”


(Dad suddenly figures out why the guy needs a double-pronged extension cord.)

Dad: “Let me guess, you put the Christmas lights up backward?”

Customer: “Yeah…” *stomps off*

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