Only at my job

Man: Excuse me do you have any work I could do in exchange for some coffee or food.

Me: No, I’m sorry I’m not allowed to do that.

Man: Thank you. Do you have any writings to submit to my magazine.

Me: No. Um… not at this time. Sorry.

Man: Thank you. (flashes me the “Live long and prosper” sign. Walks out the door, talking to himself but I can hear, “I love rap music forever,” and continues to show me the “Live long and prosper” sign all the way past the big windows and out of sight.)

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Really glad I don’t work for you.

This guy came in again today. Same exact guy.

He looks at our poster advertising a box of take-out coffee for $14.00.

Him: (snorts) Fourteen dollars? For eight cups of coffee? That’s horrible.

Me: (vague smile) Yeah…

Him: I mean, it’s almost as bad as the mark-up on iced tea.

Me: (explanatory) Well, that price includes the cups and the special carrying box, and cream and sugar and lids and everything…

Him: (snorts again) Because sweet-n-low is so expensive.

 

Rude, rude, rude. I’m seriously considering asking him not to come back.