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I ain’t got no sneakers

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Despite the title, this is candy-related, just stay with me…..

On the last day of the All Candy Expo I have to drop my suitcases off at the bag check at the show since I had to check out of the hotel already. As I pay the $2 per bag for someone who is “Not Responsible For Lost Items” to watch my laptop and my many pounds of candy, I get the ticket from the young candy-less lady working there I think to myself “I should get some candy for her – I bet she would appreciate that.”

As I get my ticket I say to her, “Would you like some candy? Tell me what kind you like and I’ll try and get some for you.”

“I ain’t got no sneakers”, she tells me.

I look at her shoes and wonder why she thinks I can get her some sneakers. Does she think it’s the All Shoe Expo? Why is she asking for sneakers? I say “You need sneakers?” in a totally befuddled voice.

She: “Sneakers!”
Me: “Sneakers? You need sneakers???”

Obviously, there is some miscommunication going on here. Why does she think I can get her some shoes? Finally, another worker comes by and says “Snickers. She wants Snickers.”

“Oh!!!!”, I say. “I’ll see what I can do.”

It’s all I can do to keep myself from busting out laughing now. As I turn around I break into a huge grin and laugh quietly to myself. She wants a chocolately, peanutty, nougat-filled candy bar, not athletic shoes! The woman wants Snickers!

I didn’t get any Snickers for her, but found a few other candies I thought she might like. She didn’t mention the Sneakers shortage when I gave them to her and I didn’t mention it either.

This is a true story. I can’t make stuff like that up.

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3 Responses to “I ain’t got no sneakers”

  1. 1
    Julie says:

    that’s funny that’s funny if i had a nickle for everytime that’s happened to me-both saying snickers “sneakers” and walking away, holding my breath not to crack up.

  2. 2
    AntFan says:

    At least her favorite candy wasn’t a Whatchamacallit. “Woochamcooeet”… you might think she was a wookie or something.

  3. 3
    Nike SB says:

    lol…. this brought a smile to my face… priceless

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