A woman came in to sell a local CD on consignment. It’s a fairly straightforward process, how many CD’s are you leaving and how much money do you want back for them. Chris was the unfortunate who was handling this customer
-Ok, you’re dropping off five CD’s, how much money do you want back for each CD?
-As much as I can get
-(friendly chuckle) No, I need a dollar amount, how much do you want back
-As much as I can get, how much is that
-That’s what you have to tell me, How much money do you want back for each CD that we sell
-(mumbling) How much can I get back
-Look, you’re selling the CD, right
-Ok, how much money do you want for each CD that we sell. I need to know a dollar amount, do you want $8, do you want $10. You have to tell me how much money you want for each CD that we sell.
-uh…as much…as…I can get…how much is that
It had devolved into a bad Abbott & Costello routine and Chris just stood there, sagging shoulders, stunned and defeated. Suddenly the woman grabbed him by the arms
-Look, this is all very confusing to me
And Chris frozen in uncomfortableness
There was a prolonged silence and the woman left, called the store five minutes later and complained about her treatment