I don’t know if it’s just me, or whether the world is generally a funny place but doesn’t realise it. I went into a fast food franchise the other day and this happened:
Me: I’ll have a large caramel sundae to take away, thanks.
Attendant: Sure. Small, medium or large? (Actually he said ‘Suresmamedorla”, but I could lip read)
Me: Er – large.
Attendant: Caramel, chocolate or raspberry? (‘Carmachokorasry’)
Me: Um, caramel.
Attendant: Sure. Eat here or take away?
I’ve had similar conversations with lift control panels. I know it wasn’t the poor guy’s fault – these jobs numb the mind and they have to follow the script anyway. But it was pretty funny, in a kind of epic Alan Turing fail way.
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