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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Did You Bring Your Undies?

I was in a grocery store checking out ginger tea today and I happened to hear the following conversation:

"I would like to apply for an account."

"Did you bring your undies?"

This had me bemused for a moment. Why would someone request underwear for a store account application? Is this some kind of security in case the person in question rushes off without paying their account?

"Ha ha!! You can't go!! I've got your undies!!"

After about a minute of wandering I caught another part of the conversation and finally made the connection. She was saying "Do you have any IDs?".

The tyranny of the English language. I'm glad I don't have to learn it.


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