Monday, 30 March 2009

The Shop Assistant

Really, if words would leave my mouth like trained butterflies forming breathtaking frases, if my sentences would flow like Shakespearian sonnets, yet be packed with essential information, soft compassion and a clever pun to lighten it up.... I would not be working as a shop assisitant, now would I? "

So when I was explaining to the lady the footbath salt worked "basically with two effective ingredients, the salt and the herbs....", she snobbed me for the adverb. "Basically?", she interupted me in a high pitched voice, "basically?...I don't buy anything for basically." She stuck her nose in the air and marched out of the shop. At first I was both flabbergasted and hurt by such rude behaviour.
Then it occurred to me she might need to stick her nose in the air even a bit higher. After all, she still had no solution for her smelly sweaty feet problem....

1 comment:

Annette F. Tait said...

perhaps it should have been

'magically... and with two....'

(some people are never pleased!)