April 2011

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“Hold onto my sign, I don’t wanna lose it!”

Posted by Office-Bob on 28 Apr 2011 | Tagged as: General Craziness

This evening I had to make a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up a few things, and while I was waiting in the express line (which, at Safeway, is marked “15 items or fewer” - thank Dog someone gets it right) I noticed there was a leak in the roof that happened to be landing right at the starting end of the conveyor belt at the register. In front of me was a store employee who, I suppose, was going home after her shift as she was buying a few items.

As the cashier on duty tried to mop up the water with paper towels, the woman in front of me called over to one of the other staff and asked if there was another bucket available.

Okay, let’s pause for a moment to consider her choice of words. She didn’t ask for A bucket, she asked for ANOTHER bucket, which would seem to imply that there was more than one leak going on at this particular point in time. It’s been raining pretty steadily all day today, so multiple leaks is certainly within the realm of possibility.

The guy she asked turned to her and said, “Is the roof leaking?” to which she replied, “Nope, it just started raining indoors.”

I damned near fell over laughing because one of my favourite comedians, Bill Engvall, has a bit that he does on a regular basis called “Here’s Your Sign” where he talks about how, if stupid people wore an “I’m Stupid” sign we’d know in advance that we might have trouble with them. The routine consists of repeating the stupid question, the smartass reply it receives, and finishes with him saying, “Here’s your sign.”

Well, after witnessing that exchange I felt it was my solemn duty to let the woman know about Bill Engvall’s routine, and after she finished laughing I got the impression that she might just start using that phrase herself.

She finished her checkout, thanked me, and left. I bought my stuff, drove home, and decided to share my moment of happiness with you.

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