Did He Just Say What I Think He Said???

A friend of mine swears this is true because he was there when it happened. An out of breath guy rushed into a hardware store and said, “I need to buy a mouse trap and please hurry, I’ve got a bus to catch!” With a straight face, the clerk said, “Sorry, sir, but we don’t sell ‘em that big.”

I think I believe him because I’ve said things like that. While managing a big box consumer electronics store, a guy came up to me and explained in great detail the problem he was having with his computer. I listened intently until he was finished. I told him it was definitely the thermal tracking circuit board. 

The man stared at me and then asked, “You don’t know computers well, do you?” I said, “No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.” He got really upset with me. I was thinking, “Chill out, man. I’m just trying to lighten the mood.”

Some people seem to need to have drama in their lives at all times. It doesn’t feel normal if they don’t. So they create some. I’m not sure they even know why they do it. Its sort of like a drug addiction. Once they have achieved the drama, life feels good again. 

As for me? I’ll take a calm, nearly stress free environment. No gossip, but I did see a fellow comedian kissing another guy’s girlfriend. Its not gossip if its true, is it?

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