I'm working behind the counter of a self-serve frozen yogurt store, minding my business, not even questioning the true contents of a Reese's Cup, when a guy walks in. This man is about to completely fuck up the way I look at Reese's Cups forever.
He gets to the cold bar, where we keep our fruits and chocolates, when he spots the box labeled "Reese's Cups". He kinda pauses for a second, like he's confused, as he sort of prods the container with the tongs. Then he looks at me and straight faced tells me:
"These aren't Reese's Cups".
I laugh, thinking he's joking. I tell them they definitely are.
"No- they're Peanut Butter Cups."
I go completely silent. Legitimately, I'm like dumbstruck confused. He says it's okay, I clearly didn't know, but I'm pretty sure it's not okay because literally what is the fucking difference? How did he know? Why does he think these aren't Reese's Cups? Is this guy some kinda Peanut Butter Cup sage that deconstructed the chemical properties of our 'peanut butter cups' with his mind?
I quietly ring him up and he leaves shortly after. I never see this guy again. Nobody ever bothers me about the difference between a Reese's Cup and a Peanut Butter Cup again. I ask my boss if we have Reese's Cups or 'Peanut Butter Cups' and she has no clue what I'm even talking about. I tell her this story and she's even more confused.
For the record, yes, they were Reese's Cups. I don't think they were Eggs or off brand because I remember unwrapping and cutting them that morning. My boss even confirmed they were Reese's Cups. Like there's obviously a branding difference in Reese's and whatever isn't, but I have no clue what constitutes a noticeable difference.
This legitimately still bothers me sometimes.