Thursday, September 04, 2008
idiot watch, part 932523
*conveniently translated into English* Labels: stories
"Hi, I would like a light & sweet popcorn please"
"That's less sugar, you know" (They say it EVERYTIME. It's as though they were trained)
*searches under the counter, comes up holding a large box*
"I am sorry, no more"
"No more what? There's loads of popcorn there!"
"Popcorn got. No more small box. We only have large box."
"Would you like a large box?"
"NO. I want a small light & sweet popcorn!"
"But sir, we are out of small boxes. We only have large boxes left."
I look at her like she's the dumbest cow in the whole world.
"Can't you just use the large box and just put in less. I dunno...like fill it up half way?"
"Cannot. We don't sell the popcorn, we sell the box."
"What? WHAT?!?! You sell the box?!? Look I just want a small portion of popcorn. Just go ask someone else who knows."
Our village idiot then proceeds to call over her co-worker, who then tries to tell me the same thing.
"Sir, we are out of small boxes. Only large boxes left."
"Yes, I don't care. Give me a large box, or whatever. Just give me a small portion"
"Sir, we can't do that. We need to sell you a large portion."
"But why? You're not making sense!"
"Because we don't sell by the portion. We sell by the box."
At this point, I realise that arguing with idiots is futile, so I just walk away with the consolation that this makes another good story for idiot watch.
I guess if they're out of small boxes and give you a big box containing a smaller portion, there may be a difference at the end of the day.
Petty / silly it may sound, but it makes sense in a way...
They can't sell you by the portions. It's fundamental concept.
Just follow law!
I also hope you guys don't run business stalls.
Besides, our home minister already explained the situation, what else do you want?
By the way, any knowlegeable person (or at least anybody with a memory spanning more than 6 months) knows that Anwar is so full of dirt, there isn't any need to dig it up.
As someone mentioned above, this looks like a strategy adopted within the snacks industry.