Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"Do You Sell Weed?"

I was bagging a dress at work a few weeks ago, when an innocent-looking boy, no more than nine years old, approached me.

"Excuse me, do you sell weed?" he asked.

"I'm sorry...?" I said, really puzzled.

"Do you sell weed?" he repeated.

Was this kid screwing around with me? How disrespectful did anyone have to be to ask somebody working at a dress shop if they sold weed at the store?

"Excuse me??"

I was ready to lash out at this boy, tell him that we in fact didn't sell weed and a whole bunch of other harsh things, but then he pointed to an object behind me.

I turned around to see a Wii. There was a promotion going on at work where customers could win a Wii.

He wanted a Wii - not weed.