Gotta love Elle and Stacy over at Blue Monkey Butt for bringing us What the Hell Wednesday. You get to spout off about all sorts of stuff and just say What the Hell...a lot. Take advantage of this special day (every Wednesday) and then go visit Ell and Stacy so you can link up.
So. I have this job at what we refer to around here as a "boat store". It's an autoparts store...for boats. All sorts of cool boat accessories, water sports parafanalia, GPS, binoculars and other electronics, and everything else a boater would need. We even have shoes. It's the shoes that bring you this What the Hell story...and I swear it's true.
Sunday I was working and a retirement aged couple came in to return some Sperry sports shoes. We do tons of returns on Sundays so I thought nothing of it. Too small, too big, not comfortable, hurts feet, don't like the style, whatever the reason I was ready to take them back. I was not ready for the reason I was given.
According to the customer:
The shoes are made with Chinese vinyl, which not only has an awful stench, but, like the recent chinese drywall debacle, the customer is pretty sure the shoes will cause cancer.
What the Hell?
You KNOW I was looking over my shoulder for the cameras. I was sure I was getting punk'd.
I kept a straight face. Thanked the customer for all the new information, and took back the shoes.
Not before I let his wife smell all the other (same) shoes we had in his size. She said she could smell the Chinese vinyl in all of them but needed to smell just in case there was a pair that was made with something else. No lie. What the effin Hell?
I've got nothing better than that so I'll stop now. Come play along.