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This Customer Got Her World War II Dates Confused

She was disappointed in the “young’uns” for not knowing.





We recently had a customer come in and say, “Do you know what today is?” I said yes, December 7th. She said, “Yes, you’re right, but what took place today?”

“Hmm, not sure.”

“You young’uns don’t know, but today is D-Day!”

“I see.” (Me with a puzzled look).

We completed the transaction and she left. My employee (he is younger than I am) says to me, “That is funny that she calls us young’uns and says we don’t know … because December 7th is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.” — Stephen Kolokithas, Jewelry Set In Stone, Chelsea, MI


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