Friday, February 6, 2009

Grocery Store Offense

Went shopping at WinCo this morning for some essentials and was purchasing what looked like Asian pears - accept that the sign read "Apple Pears". I reasoned that they must be some new slightly modified knock-off species of Asian pears...
  • Cashier: What are these? Asian pears?
  • Robert: The sign read "Apple Pears".
  • Cashier (looking through his produce book): Really?
  • Robert: Really
  • Cashier (calls produce manager over): Do we have any "Apple Pears"?
  • Produce Manager: Those are "Asian Pears".
  • Robert: Well, your sign reads "Apple Pears".
  • Produce Manager: Yeah, because "Asian Pears" is too offensive.
  • Cashier (who happens to be Asian): Oh yeah, I guess I'm offended now.
  • Robert: Good one.
  • Cashier: You'd be amazed what people get offended at.
  • Robert: No I wouldn't.


1 comment:

Mary said...

Oh man. That's funny, I don't care who you are. Even if you're Asian.