Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Chili Pepper Light Man
Guess who's back. Chili pepper light guy. I am sure it is the same man. Every year, he either stops by the store or calls inquiring about chili pepper lights. And every year we have the same conversation.
CPLM: Hi! Do you guys have any pepper lights?
Clerk (me): Pepper lights?
CPLM: Yea! You know! Like a string of lights that look like peppers!
Clerk: Oh! We don't! Sorry!
CPLM: Man! I can't believe you don't have them! They're so cool! Do you think you'll be getting any? Maybe for Cinco de Mayo?
Clerk: I don't know! I haven't heard that we were getting any. We've had them in the past, but I don't know if we'll get them in again.
CPLM: Well, you should tell your boss to get them! They are so fun!
Clerk: Yea! They are fun! Ok, bye!
When I first started this job, there was one lonely string of tangled pepper lights in the clearance room. They had already been down there for half a decade. That was the only time I got to make Chili Pepper Light Man's day: selling him those clearance lights. But he comes back every year, hoping to score.