Maybe just opt for the chicken?
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Slightly Out Of Touch
“Not too long ago, I switched over to the meat department in my retail store. We get our pork from a supplier that got affected by a hurricane. We got a one-time temporary shipment by a different supplier and our pork was full for about a day or two (I was off, so I’m not sure exactly) but now we have pretty a bare-bones supply. This is the story of an older lady who doesn’t believe that recent local events can affect stores. ‘Ol’ for old lady.
I was pulling some chicken that wouldn’t go on the shelves back into the backroom
‘Ol’ approaches me and says, ‘Excuse me, do you have any pork on that cart?’
Me: ‘No ma’am, it’s chicken.’
Ol: ‘Well where are all the pork chops?’
Me: ‘Well we’re still getting bits and pieces but the hurricane affected our supplier, I’m not sure when we’ll be getting more in.’
Ol: ‘Well that’s a lie because I came here a few days ago and the pork was full.’
Me: ‘Well we did get a shipment from a temporary supplier, but most of it is gone now.’
Ol: ‘You don’t have to give me that talk, I know some people are just lazy and don’t want to go back there and get it.’
Me: ‘I apologize, ma’am, is there something particular you are looking for?’
Ol: ‘No not anymore, I’ll just go somewhere else to get it.’
Me: ‘Okay, sorry about that.’
Ol then walked off.”