Enjoy that Imodium!
People often say things automatically and without any real thought. Sometimes it’s funny. A really haggard looking lady in front of me in the checkout line at a pharmacy was buying Imodium, anti-vomit suppositories, and cough drops. The clerk scanned and bagged the items and said “have a nice day.” I almost fell over laughing trying to figure out which part of the day this poor lady was about to enjoy. A couple of days later I bought something at a mini mart at about 11:30 p.m. That clerk told me to have a nice day. Which one; the one with 30 minutes left or the one that hadn’t started yet? I recently dropped my keys at Target. A guy picked them up for me and when I thanked him he said “you too.”. Me too what? Some of the other strange responses that I regularly hear (and probably say) to “thank you” are “you bet, no problem, no worries, and no sweat” (gross). What happened to “you’re welcome?” I’d love to hear more examples.
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