Name that movie! Do you remember? It's a totally ludicrous line. And pretty darn funny if you ask me. Did you guess it yet? It's from Ever After.
Why am I calling my post this? Because apparently you can say that about me. Atleast, it appears that way to all of the great customers that I see at work. For example, this is a real conversation I had with a customer the other day. Names have been changed because I have to idea what his name was. The sad thing is, this is a perfectly normal conversation.
Fredrickson Johanson III: Do you still have those $5 footlong subs?
Paily: Yes, Yes we do. They are on this sign here. *and I point at the sign*
Fredrickson Johanson III: Great, where are they listed?
Paily: On this sign here *and I point again*
Fredrickson Johanson III: Oh, good, good. So... What's on the Meatball sub?
Paily: Well, it has these meatballs *I then open up the meatball container and show them to him* Your choice of Cheese, and any of the veggies that you want.
Fredrickson Johanson III: Any of the veggies?
Paily: Yes, any of them. It's compeletly up to you. We'll do it just as you ask
Fredrickson Johanson III: Oh, I'll take one of those. WAIT does it come with cheese?
Paily: (Wondering why I ever told him what was on the meatball anway cause I've now repeated almost all of it) Yes, Sir. It comes with cheese. You get four pieces of any cheese that we have.
Fredrickson Johanson III: Ok. I want Swiss
Paily: I'm sorry, Sir. We don't carry Swiss cheese.
Fredrickson Johanson III: Are you sure? Cause I really want Swiss.
Paily: I am sure that we don't carry Swiss, sir.
Fredrickson Johanson III: Ok, I guess I'll just go with that white kind.
Paily: (sighing internally, because all of our cheese is at least partly white) Did you want the circle white cheese, the triangle white cheese, the speckled white cheese, or the shredded chedder?
Fredrickson Johanson III: Well.... Do you have Provolone? (Pronounced Pro-va-lone-ee)
Paily: Yes, sir. We have Provolone. (Properly pronounced Pro-va-lone. Nothing complicated)
Fredrickson Johanson III: Alright. I want that kind. Now, what are the meatballs like that you have? Can I see them?
At this point, every single cell in my body had the desire to jump over the glass, and throttle the customer, but I refrain. I would like to keep my job, and I'm way too short to jump over the glass.
The thing that surprises me the most, is they are the one who started asking me questions. They hear me sometimes, but only sometimes. See? I'm mute. But it comes and it goes.
As I type this, I'm wearing a stocking cap that my fabulous Dad knitted for me. I can't even tell you how much joy that brings me. You see, my Mom has crocheted for quite some time. She's all sorts of crafty and works with fabrics, and warm fuzzy. She's amazing. But this crafty with fabrics side of my Dad is totally new. This has been quite the year for him. He went from a rough, tough, building, grunting man (Ok, not really grunting, but you know the type, construction worker) to this kind, softer, singing, dancing, knitting man. I mean, he's always been nice, but it's totally different to see him singing, dancing, acting and now knitting. I've always heard that missions change young men... :) It makes me happy. I love you Mom and Dad! I'm missing you this Christmas, but I'm so proud of your service. Thank you for giving of yourself so we and others can be blessed. You are such an example to me! I love you!
PS. For some reason, I can't seem to get my spell check to work. So please, forgive my spelling errors.