Thursday, April 30, 2015
Common Sense Rule #40
Just because it says "Gift Card" does not mean it will work anywhere.
Every once in a blue moon, someone will stop in at the truck stop and not speak English. I know, surprising, right? We get truckers from all nationalities and even some of the locals have limited English skills.
I had a hard time holding back the sarcasm when I gentleman handed me a card and asked if it would work there. Here is the gist of our conversation:
Man with thick Spanish accent: Do you take this?
Me (looking at the card): No.
Man: Why? It’s a gift card.
Me: Because it’s a gift card for Red Lobster.
That’s me. The bearer of bad news.