In today’s example, I’m waiting in line at the grocery store and hear over the store intercom “Charity to Customer Service, please”. When I get to the counter, the following conversation ensues with the unsuspecting young woman behind the till:
HER: So that’ll be $51.46 please.
ME: Do you really have somebody who works here named Charity?
ME: That’s a very old, deep-south kind of name.
HER: She works in Healthcare.
ME: Heh. I would’ve thought she’d be in Returns.
Nothing. Not a single giggle. Just the usual out-of-the-store-freak smile.