Mental Floss

"Excuse me, do you have any travel-sized floss?" I asked the pharmacy employee. 


I keep travel-sized floss in my desk to floss after lunch. I usually get it from Duane Reade, but after running out a few days ago, I went to a small independent pharmacy near my job. Ugh, they don’t even know what travel-sized means, I thought.

"Yeah, the small ones."

"Why do you need travel-sized floss?" he asked incredulously.

"To keep in my desk at work."

The employee shook his head.

"How small is your desk, bro?!"

I laughed and said, “you’re right,” before quickly turning back to the floss to hide my reddening face.

I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I’m not very intelligent. Sure there are hurdles, but life is just that much more exciting.