When a Good Thing Goes Wrong
My boss was a mentor. He instructed me not to say the meat was fresh. It put it into question that it might not be fresh. I got it first time. Like Nixon ... "I'm not a crook!"
I copied the boss. He was always jovial with the customers and I picked up on that right away too. he would often respond, when someone asked if the Beef Liver was tender: "Lady, that Beef Liver is as tender as your mother's heart".
Once a women approached me and asked, "Is that Liver tender?" I saw my opening and said, in the most mock sincere way possible, "Lady, that Beef Liver is as tender as your mothers heart".
Well, seems that the woman's mother's heart wasn't very tender. Plus, she had no appreciation for irony. The last I saw of her was her back walking away fast, screaming ... "My mother's heart ain't tender, Godamit! My mother's heart ain't tender, Godamit!"
I think we both took a way a lasting impression from that exchange.
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