A few years ago one of my sisters shared a story with me about her son’s misadventures at work and I thought I’d share the story again.
My nephew worked at an office that used sand bags for therapy. In my humble opinion, my nephew is a good-looking young man. He has that “boy next door” handsomeness with a smile that catches and keeps your attention.
On this particular day at work the sand bags broke, were needed before replacements could be delivered, so being creative, the employees scooped the sand into zip lock bags and wrapped the bags with duct tape.
When they ran out of duct tape my nephew was sent to Wal-Mart to purchase more. The single roll he purchased wasn’t enough so he was sent back to Wal-Mart to purchase more tape. This time he purchased two of the largest rolls of duct tape he could find.
When it came time to pay for his purchase he happened to go to the same cashier.
Now, the following is my interpretation of the conversation between my nephew and the cashier based on my sister’s re-telling. We were both laughing and I had to ask her to repeat some parts of her story because I thought it was so funny.
Cashier: “Must be a big project to use so much duct tape”.
Nephew: “I didn’t realize it took so much duct tape to kidnap someone”.
Silence from the cashier. I can picture her staring at him because of what he said while he’s standing there smiling back at her.
Cashier: “I’ll be with you in a moment sir”. She turned away from him and reached for the phone by her register. My nephew couldn’t hear what she was saying because she kept her voice very low.
Nephew: “Is there a problem”?
Cashier: “No sir”.
Nephew: “Could you ring this up please”?
Cashier: “Just a minute sir”.
The store manager walks over at this point and starts questioning my nephew.
“What’s your name, what do you need the duct tape for, do you have ID”.
At this point my nephew realized the cashier took his joking comment seriously. He explained to the Store Manager he was only kidding when she asked about the duct tape. Luckily for my nephew, he had a business card with him and he showed this to the Manager while explaining why he was buying the duct tape.
Here’s another nephew adventure story my sister shared with me.
My nephew was having a problem at work with someone messing with his lunches; either eating things or hiding things. Having had enough, one day he packed two sandwiches liberally spreading a liquid laxative on one sandwich. He placed his sandwhiches in the refrigerator at work being careful so he would know which sandwhich was safe to eat.
Lunch time came and he saw that “someone” had taken a sandwich. Unfortunately for nephew the “someone” took the safe sandwhich. Nephew ate his sandwhich for lunch but discovered it wasn’t the safe one. It was the sandwhich he had liberally laced with the liquid laxative.
It was a fast acting laxative.
Nephew has a wonderful sense of humor but sometimes, as often happens in life, it can bite you in the ass.
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