From Not Always Right, a website I recently discovered. I've been reading through the archives (avidly!) and found this gem:
GARDEN CENTER | TORONTO, ON CANADA
(I overheard a coworker trying to help someone choose a plant.)
Coworker: “Hi, how can I help you today?”
Customer: “I’m looking for a nice plant for the front of my house.”
Coworker: “Alright, we have a number of excellent options to choose from. What kind of sun exposure does the spot get?”
Customer: “Well… it’s light all day, then dark at night.”
Me: *losing hope*
If I'd known about this site sooner, I could have submitted a lot of very similar conversations. You would be astounded. (No, seriously. It's actually kind of depressing sometimes.) My favorite, though, is still the conversation I saw in a Garden Web thread, where "tasdevil" (also from Ontario, so possibly the same person, or the same garden center, at least) related this one:
Me: What direction does your window face?
Customer: To the left.