Monday, August 01, 2005
A Typical Day, Unfortunately.
Last week at Beyond Comics:
Devon: "Beyond Comics, Devon speaking."
Caller: "Y'all got any Green Lantern t-shirts?"
Devon: "Yes, we do."
Caller: "What sizes y'all got?"
Devon: "Umm...right now, we've got mediums through double extra-larges."
Caller: "What color are them jo'nts?" (DC slang for "joints")
Devon: "!" (Momentarily silenced due more to the atrocious grammar than anything.)
Caller: "Ya'll aint got no other colors like, blue?"
Devon: "No, sir. GREEN Lantern shirts come in green and sometimes black and I usually don't carry those."
Caller: "Why not?"
Devon: "I prefer to sell GREEN Green Lantern t-shirts. Green."
Caller: "Could you order me a blue one."
Devon: "No, sir. They don't make BLUE Green Lantern t-shirts. I could order you a black Green Lantern t-shirt, if you'd like. It'll be in by next week."
Caller: "Nah. Nah. Black wouldn't match the outfit I'm trying to put together for the club tonight."
(Black matches everything, by the way.)
Devon: *sighing* "Can I help you with anything else, sir?"
Caller: "Nah." "Yeah!"
Caller: "Is ya'll hirin'?"