Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tales From The Grocery: English Is Hard Edition!

A couple of years ago I got a second job as a cashier at a grocery store in order to pay off some bills. It was a miserable, humiliating and demoralizing experience in every measurable sense, and I got the hell out of there as soon as my bills were paid. I feel genuinely sorry for anyone who has to work in such a place.

Here's a special English Is Hard edition of Tales From The Grocery. All Tales are 100% true.

One day a co-worker was talking about tough times and said, “Yep, it’s a doggy dog world.” 

Dear lord, someone actually thinks that’s the way that saying goes. They obviously know what the phrase means, as they used it appropriately, but “doggy dog” doesn’t make a lick of sense.


Another day a customer was in my line complaining about how there were so many "lazy people" on public assistance and said, “People these days just don’t have a strong work ethnic.”


I overheard a couple of male customers chatting. One of the men said, “You got a twin brother? My sister and I are identical twins too.”

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