Prompt Service

Customer: “Could I get a bottle of video head cleaner, please?”

Me: “Sure, coming right up.”

Customer: “Gotta keep those video heads clean, right?”

Me. “Ha! Indeed.”

Customer: “Because you don’t want the video to… get stuck…”

Me: “…”

Customer: “So… you need the head cleaner to… to… uh…”

Me: “You’ve got this.”

Customer: “… to make sure… um… the video… can…”

Me: “Keep going.”

Customer: “… to make sure the video can… uh… be… inserted…”

Me: “I’m right here with you.”

Customer: “… to make sure the video can be inserted and removed repeatedly without damaging the VCR.

Me: “Bam. Good job! That’s be $17.31.”

Customer: [beams with pride]

When I was younger, my parents desperately wanted me to become a teacher. I was always resistant to the idea, but at least now I know that if worse came to worse and I had to switch careers, I could definitely shepherd a kindergartner or two through their first school play.

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