… but I really don’t think so.
I just went to the grocery store tonight. This is my regular store that I’ve been going to for 15 years. I filled my card and found a short line. It was a cashier I’ve never seen before. The next aisle over is one of my favorite cashiers, Diane (yes, I go there often enough I know many by name). She even turned to me and said “what, not my line?” I told her this one was shorter and had to throw in “she must be quicker than you.”
I got to the new cashier and quipped “wow… awfully busy for a Wednesday night.” Without cracking a smile she responded “it’s the day before Thanksgiving.” As she scanned my stuffing, potatoes, rolls, etc. I responded “really… I didn’t realize that.” Surely that would wake her up, but no she responded “it is always busy the night before.” I looked over and Diane was laughing. I couldn’t help but respond with “I never thought about that… I wonder why?” As she scanned my 700th item she coldly responded “well most people cook a big dinner for Thanksgiving.” By this point Diane was litterally LOLing (I can’t believe I just typed that). I thanked her for the tip and pushed my overflowing cart to my car.
I can’t help but think she couldn’t have been that clueless or humor impared, but maybe… Otherwise she has a great routine to guarantee she sends people home with a great story for their spouses (and message board friends).