About this time last year, I was working late one slow, winter night. These are my favorite times to work because the store is dead and my coworkers and I are free to mess around and shoot the shit. This particular night, my friend May was working the service desk and I was covering the self scan registers near the service desk. May and I, and a few other coworkers were standing around talking when a fella, I’ll call him TMI Ted, came to do a return at the desk. A few minutes passed and then TMI Ted left. May rushed out from behind the desk practically screaming and laughing. After we all stood in shock for a moment before we finally got May to tell us what had just happened. This is what she told us.
TMI Ted returned an open box of off-brand condoms. When May asked him why, he replied with, “It broke, and it wasn’t like I was being rough or anything.”
When May asked if he had the receipt, in order to do the return, TMI Ted struck again. “I don’t have the receipt. It, um, was stuck to the receipt when I took it off.”
“It” being the condom that broke. May was notorious for the comments she would make to customers, but we all loved her for it. So to this day I am still surprised she never said something to TMI Ted.
So while she was telling us about this interaction she just had, she was holding the open box of condoms. I can’t remember why, but she decided to look into the box. Next thing we know, the box went flying, May screamed in laughter and ran away, and I look down at the bench next to me and see an empty condom wrapper.
After we all stopped laughing ten minutes, I picked up the empty wrapper, threw it out and none of us forgot this sleepy winter night that introduced us to TMI Ted and his techniques.
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