Hair Club Salesperson: “Well sir, how much do you want toupee?”
Back in the before times, when sit-down restaurants existed, I used to order boneless cheese sticks and would just throw the word "boneless" in front of any appetizer with 100% corniness. The purpose of this isn't to make a good joke. It's not a good joke. The purpose is to make my dining companions catch some cringe splash damage and want to crawl into a hole and die out of embarrassment for my being horribly corny.
But there is a real, deeper purpose that I've discovered entirely by accident. People, especially young people, are so self-conscious and worried about saying or doing something embarrassing that it taints a lot of social gatherings. They go to a restaurant and are afraid to speak up even when their order is blatantly wrong. They'll tip well even when the food took an hour to arrive and the server has disappeared into the corn stalks behind a baseball field. It takes 2 hours of hanging out together before some friends finally stop nitpicking themselves, uncomfortable in t... keep reading on reddit ➡
Nan: I need to nip out later to grab some velcro
Me: I'd buy online if I were you. Velcro is a right rip off...
Nan: No, it's quite reasonably priced I think.
Smiled slightly and left it at that. Two weeks on and she still has no idea!
I currently live and study in the Philippines
One Philippine Peso (₱) is approximately 1/40 a dollar. Go check the conversion ratio if you doubt.
A single stick of this choco wafer stick right here (called Stick-O) usually costs at about ₱1
I study in a college where student organizations are prevalent and their means of collecting funds is by Fund Raising Activity, i.e., selling consumables to students (usually food at exorbitant retail prices)
Every single time when I see an organization member doing his/her FRA selling Stick-O's, I ask...
Me: How much is that?
FRA: Three for five.
Me: ₱3 for 5 pieces?
They chuckle in shame. They then correct me:
FRA: No, 3 pieces for ₱5 pesos
I work with a guy who's a couple years older than my dad and has kids around my age. He pointed out that the price on our website was wrong, I fixed it and had him take another look at it.
"Would you say..." pauses for slight chuckle "Would you say The Price is Right?"