You might have heard I’m trying to be nicer in 2013. Ok, so maybe you didn’t hear…or maybe I never said that. Whatever.
But, today I was feeling charitable so when the Wal-Mart customer service lady held her back and said, “Oohh, my back hurts so much!”, I looked at her and said, “Bless your heart, you look too young to be having back trouble!”.
I am an idiot…because I just agreed (when you say, “Bless your heart” and then follow it with further conversation, everyone knows it’s an invitation to conversation) to begin a conversation with a stranger….in Wal-Mart…in the middle of the day….in the customer service line.
However, her answer took me totally by surprise:
“See, I got run over by a truck 3 years ago….”
Best. Answer. Ever.
I’m sure my mouth showed my surprise and I may have sputtered a little, because really…what do you say to that!
Of course, I said, “BEST ANSWER EVER!”. I might have tried to give her a high-five or something, but I was in shock so I’m not sure exactly what I said or did next.
However, she wasn’t finished talking….no ma’am, she wasn’t.
Because THEN she said the
Next. Best. Answer. Ever.
“….and I was driving the truck.”
You win, I will NEVER be able to top that.