Well RHU, it appears that the country has sunk to a new low. Karebear can elaborate...
So our business is open for half a day on Saturdays. Usually requires either Tank or Papa to be there, and then either me or Dolly covering the phones. So we switch every other Saturday, usually. This past Saturday it was my turn, and Tank's as well.
Now I'm usually pretty good about getting my work done by Friday for the week, so Saturdays are usually about 5 hours of boredom. Unless there is a client scheduled to come in that day, I usually deep clean the office. This Saturday I decided to do a little decorating for Thanksgiving.
The kids and I made some little paper turkeys, and I put the names of the 4 major employees on some of them. Me, Tank, Papa, and Dolly. Those went on our desks or doors to the proper offices. Mine was the only tacky looking one because I let my kids do that one while I did the others. Tank doesn't care, he thought they were cute.
We had no meetings set up for the day, but around 10am, some guy and girl came in to try to sell something or other to us. I don't remember what exactly, except that we had no need for whatever it was. Well, the girl was staring hard at our decorations.
Her: Why do you have a bunch of turkeys up?
Me: ...Because Thanksgiving is coming up...?
Her: What's that?
I just gave her a wtf-are-you-asking look. But she went on further.
Her: How come you don't have your Christmas tree up yet?
Me: Because I don't plan on setting it up until December. Thanksgiving is first, I like to recognize it somehow.
Her: There's no such thing as Thanksgiving! You should have a tree up! Santa won't come with presents otherwise!
I just looked at her like she was dumb, I really had no idea how I was supposed to react to that outburst. Tank was trying very hard not to laugh, but he wasn't really succeeding. The guy she came in with looked highly uncomfortable. They left shortly after that, with me still giving her a wtf look.
I turned to Tank and said, "I know people may not celebrate certain holidays, but seriously... what the fuck was that? She'd probably shit herself if she knew I don't normally set up my tree until Dec. 23rd!"
And with that Tank was doubled over laughing...he said it was because of the reaction on my face. I stuck a paper turkey on his face and went back to my cleaning/decorating.