I can’t find the door

51775654_1494764423988205_520481570201534464_n.jpgThis morning a man came charging across the street and collided with my door hard enough for me to think that he had fallen into it. But he hadn’t.
He was angry though.
He said “I can’t find the door…”
I asked him “Which door…?”
He said, “The door to the bloody bakery, what do you think I meant?”
I looked at him and he looked at me as though waiting for me to find the door on my counter somewhere.
Then I made a mistake. I thought I would be funny, I said, “I’m sorry, I don’t sell doors here.”
He was outraged.  I had not helped him at all. He ducked his head down and stared at the doormat. I wondered what kind of diabolical timetable he was following to make his days so harrowing.
He decided to be patient and kind and to speak more slowly in case it was me who was the bloody stupid one. He said “To  get  into  a  bakery  there  needs  to  be  a  door….”
I said: “The door to the bakery is just around the corner, where the bakery is.”
He hung onto my door frame, and his head snapped to the left. He looked at the bakery tables on the corner in amazement,. He was genuinely shocked.
He said, “Thanks.”
I said, “See you.”

Fucking idiot.

8 thoughts on “I can’t find the door

  1. I’ll be laughing at the last line in your blog for days. Also, the photo.

    Happy International Women’s Day.

    A friend of mine received a beautiful flower arrangement from the company’s Head Office today for IWD. The Operations Manager at her office, who’s in his 40s, said he’d never heard of International Women’s Day, and didn’t think it was celebrated in England (where he’s from).

    Fucking idiot.

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  2. Hahaha 😁 thank you Glenda. Did you see that I’ve edited the blog and taken the word “fucking” out because I wasn’t sure it was appropriate (even though I was thinking it). Do you think I should restore it??


  3. Oh jeez don’t you love people? 🙂 I used to work outside an Apple store and people would walk smack into the glass all the time. Most of them would just get embarrassed and go on their way but you’d get some who would flip out and start screaming. One guy screamed at me that it was a safety hazard and what was I going to do about it? The joys of customer service!

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