"Mint-Choc-Chip with a buttery swirl, please!" I stared at the customer across the counter as my eyebrows scrunched in confusion.
"Excuse me?" I said.
"Mint-Choc-Chip with a buttery swirl! Gosh, are you deaf?" The customer crossed their arms and started tapping their foot impatiently. I coughed in order to hide a laugh that threatened to ruin my customer service record.
"I'm sorry ma'am, but this is a toy store. Maybe you mean Quick-Licks down the street? The Ice-Cream store?"
"No! I want the mint-choc-chip with a buttery swirl! And you better get it right. Now!" I stared in awe at the pushy customer. One of my hands hovered over the emergency button, and the other over my cellphone. I had a feeling that this woman was either insane, or seriously stupid. Once again, I told the lady that she was in a toy store.
"Don't sass me missy! I know where I am, do you?" Now I was simply confused. I pushed the emergency button which set off a small dinging noise in my manager's office. He came running, sweat brimming on his forehead.
"What!? What is it?" He said, walking around to my side of the counter. I smiled to the customer then turned to him.
"She keeps asking for a mint-choc-chip with a buttery swirl." I said, "I don't know what to do!" Scott, my manager, turned to the woman and smiled his I'm-extremely-happy-even-though-I-hate-Mondays-and-customers award winning grin.
"Ma'am, could you clarify for us exactly what you need?"
"I've already told this young girl here exactly what I need! A Mint-Choc-Chip with a buttery swirl!"
Scott's grin wavered, but he was able to keep it on. "A mint-choc-chip what, exactly?"
"That! Right there!" The woman pointed behind me to the wall full of toys that we werent allowed to put out on the shelves. Finally, I realized what she needed. When I turned around I found our newest (and lamest if I may add) action figure. It was Captain Mint-Choc-Chip with his greatest weapon, the buttery swirl. I couldn't help but laugh at myself for being so stupid! How could I have missed that?!
Unfortunately, the woman thought I was laughing at her, and she left before she could buy the toy. It's too bad, because it became very expensive within the next few years, I saw one sell for a million dollars! Stupid people.