A wee lass from just outside Glasgow (I found out later) came into the
store looking a for a memory card for her Fuji A610. She had a 256MB XD
card which was nearly full and we had a 2GB XD card (for about $34 CDN)
which I checked to make sure it would be accepted by her camera. In doing
so, I noticed that her camera would,also, accept SD cards and let her know
that if she went for SD card (less expensive at $14 CDN) and if she decided
to upgrade her camera she could still use her SD card with far more cameras
than if she stayed with the XD card to which she agreed.
(nice so far on my part)
So as she is opening her wallet, I says "oh oh, you're breaking a stereotype" and she replies "what ...how?" and I, being ..(Mr. Oops did I a pull a boo-boo and a discrimatory verbal faux-pas) .., says "oh, when most people of Scottish decent open their wallets have moths flutter out of them (winking)". "Oh", she says with a rather stoic expression on her face. I assist her with taking the card out of the packaging and formatting it in her camera -- cuz it was a (relatively) old camera, she pays and takes off. 30 minutes later, she's back in the shop looking rather distressed and saying she can't see her pictures from her card on the camera any longer .............. Holy cr@p, I thinks ... did I format the wrong card ?I check the (256 XD) card in the computer and show her all the pictures she taken and she's relieved and too make sure I takes a picture of us to show that everything is tickety-boo and she's leaves (once more) happy.
Then, again (about) 40 minutes later, she re-appears in the shop and hands me a package thanking me "ever so much for my help" and I (looking very much confused ) say "thank you but I really don't deserve this .... " and she's gone. She had gone out, found a shop and bought me a tin of 'shortbread' .... and I loves Shortbread .
And that's my "what a nice young lady" story
What a great Friday