Today's story is delivered courtesy of Brent Butt. Yes, Saskatchewan's own Brent Butt - on Twitter.
Brent's post reads:
"In a shoe store. Clerk goes in the back to find my size. Comes out 5 minutes later...CLERK: Computer says we have some but I can't find them. (Long pause) I guess I could keep looking, or...(Longer pause) CLERK: Probably take awhile. ME: Should I leave? CLERK: OK."
Now that is funny but, it's not. You've probably experienced a similar situation. I know I have. I spent some time looking at a wall of gadgets and do-dads one day at a local store. Finally, a clerk approached and I asked if they had the gadget I was looking for. The clerk looked at the wall for about 5 seconds and then turned to me and with a smile said, "I don't know", and then just walked away.
Come on people. We have to be better than that.