Friday, January 2, 2009

My 2 Favorite Questions in Under 2 Minutes

So those of you who read the blog are well aware of the most frequently asked questions at Frankly Wines, only one of which actually has to do with wine.

Well, someone comes in and asks the most popular question: Which way to the World Trade Center?

I give my usual answer, which is, "just keep walking in that direction". Somehow this manages to turn into a rather long exchange. "So we just keep going that way?" "Yes." "So it's on Broadway?" "You're on West Broadway, but it's just down a few blocks." "So just keep going and we'll see signs for it?" "I don't know if there are signs, but you'll see it." "So it's just down that way?" At some point, I could help myself no longer and resorted to the conversation ending "Just keep going until you fall into it." It rarely gets to this point, but when it does, I at least say it with a smile. As I did this time.

So these customers have just walked out chuckling. And as I'm still shaking my head at this exchange, in walks in someone with a version of my all-time favorite question...

"Is it OK to park here if the meter says 'fail'?"

Because apparently they all say fail up and down the street. Now I rarely hazard a response to this question, but this time I went out on a limb and told her she would probably wind up with a ticket, but I didn't really know. To which she got all huffy and left, huffily yelling to her friend in the car that "she doesn't know." Like I should. Sorry lady, next time I get a degree, I'll be sure it's a PhD in parking.

1 comment:

Terence said...

Gee. They used to ask if Grant's Tomb was at Grant's Tomb. Or something like that.

But then I was around a long long time ago.