Sunday, 6 July 2008

At the markets

Me: Are all these shoes made of leather?

Shoe Chap: Absolutely. These are all one hundred per cent leather.

Me: Only, I'm looking for shoes that aren't made of leather.

[I'm a vegetarian; I don't eat leather shoes.]

Shoe Chap: Oh, well these ones aren't leather ... or these ones ... or these ones ... or these ones ... [x 20].


Lefty E said...

I find its always good to have a copy of Trade Practices Act onhand at such times, Alexis.

It delivers a really good smack, and leaves relatively few traces - Queensland yellow pages ('let yer truncheon do the walking') style.

kris said...

I think the man was showing his adaptability to the situation surely he should get some points for that?

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Reminds me of Polonius.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Not to say that my wee dialogue there is Shakespeherean.