I sell alcohol for a living. I do “God’s work” as I like to call it. The three busiest days for liquor stores are (in order) New Year’s Eve, Christmas Eve and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I try to help out at one of my my busiest stores. I enjoy it. I really do enjoy helping people find whatever they are looking for. Dealing with the public has its moments, however. Here is a classic example of what it is like to help the public. An elderly woman approached me while I was working on the day before Thanksgiving.
Customer: I am looking for that wine.
Bud: Which wine?
Customer: The one I drink on Thanksgiving.
Bud: Well, of course. Do you remember its name?
Customer: I get it here every year.
Bud: I see. What type of wine is it?
Bud: Okay, let’s see if we might narrow this down. What type of red?
Customer: There is more than one type of red wine?
Bud: Yes, there is merlot, cab, pinot noir and many more.
Customer: What goes with turkey?
Bud: While I am not a wine expert, I have friends who are swear by pinot noir.
Customer: But isn’t that a red wine?
Bud: Yes it is.
Customer: I thought white wine goes with turkey.
Bud: It can. It is a matter of taste and choice.
Customer: I just remembered the wine. It is sangria.
Bud: I will take you there.
Customer: Will it go with turkey?
Bud: You might want to serve it with desert.
Customer: Will it go with pie?
Bud: Of course.
Customer: Is there any cheaper types?
Bud: That is a gallon for $5.99. No, you can’t do better than that.
Customer: Will you be here next year?
Bud: I hope so.
Customer: I’ll ask for you.
Bud: I am already looking forward to it.