Me: “May I help you?”
Customer: [languidly] “Zipper…?”
Me: “We do. Are you looking for pants or briefs?”
Customer: [staring off into space] “Bottom…”
Me: “Yes, but only in a neoprene singlet.”
Customer: [possibly astroplaning] “Gah…?”
Me: “Right this way!”
And you know what’s funny? Until that moment, I didn’t even know I was fluent in Vacant Gay Barfly.
The benefits of cultural immersion can really sneak up on you.