Customer: “Which… one… is… penis?”
Me: “There is not a color that specifically means ‘penis.'”
Me: “It’s more about what you’d like to do with the penis.”
Customer: “Penis… touching… penis.”
Me: [to Mike] “I know. But we’ll get through this.” [then, to the customer] “A white hanky means you’re looking for masturbation, but there’s not a hanky color that only represents frottage.”
Customer: [visibly disappointed] “… Oh.”
Customer: “I’ll… come… back.”
Mike and I took to the Internet after he left and went through the full list, but yeah, there were no colors for frottage (or docking, or sword-fighting, or friendly fire) to be found. I did come across another site that categorized frottage as a form of safer sex to be filed under black-and-white checkerboard, but we don’t have that design in stock, so I guess it’s a moot point.
I think I’m going to order a bunch of random camouflage patterns and just assign significance as the need arises. Like, “So you want to have an anonymous, bisexual encounter in the bayou while your boyfriend watches? Frog skin. Follow me!” This feels like a good way to reinforce my role as an authority on the subject while contributing to the evolution of my subculture.
PS: Belgian Jigsaw means “sexually aroused by subcultural authorities.” I read that in a book.