Posts tagged: matters of taste
A cashier asked me if I wanted to hear an off-color story.
He might have said “joke.” But I think he said “story.”
“What?” I said.
He repeated the question.
Now, this cashier is a person I have dealt with many times. He seems sane. I like to think we enjoy a nice rapport.
I had no reason to suspect that the humor stylings in question would involve anything truly creepy. And I didn't want him to feel like I was judging him harshly for even suggesting it.
So I said “Sure.”
The joke turned out to be pretty tame. Garden variety dirty-joke stuff. He was reminded of it by one of the food items I was purchasing. I was not offended.
What would you have said if asked if you wanted to hear an off-color joke?