Every once in a while, we get a customer that really takes the cake.
Such as the one last October, who didn’t know that potatoes grew underground. Or the lady last week who was insistent that we couldn’t have grown our peaches because they were just too good.
Yesterday, an older lady came in inquiring about Golden Delicious apples.
I told her that it wasn’t time for them yet, it would be a couple months. We’re in peach season right now.
“ You mean you don’t have ANY? This is an apple orchard, isn’t it? How can you not have any apples?”
“I’m sorry, ma’am. There just aren’t any. You’re too early.”
“So you’re absolutely sure you don’t have any Golden Delicious?”
She goes on to tell me about a cake that she’s making for a friend, how she NEEDS these apples. Maybe if she repeats this story enough, with enough emphasis on the word ‘need’ I’ll magically produce a bushel of apples just for her.
Sometimes I think customers believe there’s a secret stash of apples somewhere in the building. A giant pile of fruit that we only dole out to certain customers. I can assure you, there is no such thing.
The woman huffed and told me that she will try Walmart instead because they never seem to run out of apples.
You do that. Let me know how that goes.
On second thought…don’t.