As finance clerk, I have the unfortunate responsibility of purchasing paper for the ward library. I have no idea how I obtained this chore other than it has been passed down from one finance clerk generation to the next; until at last, I find myself every four months buying 4 boxes of paper at the Office Depot.
Today I decided to go all out and get five boxes; that might buy me an extra month or two. I piled the boxes into my cart and pushed my way to the checkout stand.
It was there that I met Pete, or Timmy, or Sam. I'm not really sure of his actual name, but he was a seventeen year old freak. Our conversation went something like this, and mind you I am in no way exaggerating anything that was said.
Pete: Wow! That is a ton of paper. Hardly anyone ever buys that much paper. Is it almost gone over there or something?
Cheeseboy: No, I just needed to buy a lot of paper.
Pete: I bet you could make a HUGE fire with all that paper. We had all this extra paper once and we made a huge bonfire.
Cheeseboy: Oh yeah?
Pete: You going to make a fire with it? - cause I bet it would huge!
Cheeseboy: It's actually for my church.
Pete: Ah, gotcha. Alright, here's your receipt.
Cheeseboy: Thanks a lot, have a good day.
Pete: You too. Let me know if you ever want to start that fire.
I am still not sure if he was kidding or not, but by his freakish nature, I am guessing not. This by far was the strangest character I have ever come across at an Office Depot, and that's saying a lot because those places are loaded with them. Just go into any Office Depot and ask for a laser pointer and sit back and watch the fireworks.
I won't even go into the conversations I had today with ward members that were angry about there being no paper in the library this past week. Well, maybe I'll go into tomorrow.
Sorry but I'd be angry too if I needed paper and there wasn't any. Good thing you stocked up so you can show your face tomorrow!
On another note, I just wanted to say thanks for your positive comments and encouragement for me. It really means a lot to me!
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