Hockey season has begun! Enjoy this Record Store Tale….
RECORD STORE TALES Part 163: Hockey
The date: May 14, 2004
The location: My store
The characters: Store employee Matt, and a really dumb kid who claimed to be 20 years old, selling used discs.
The NHL playoffs were in full swing. Oftentimes, when you’re selling used CDs, it takes time to go through them all and assign values to them. Customers like to make small talk during this time. In Canada, small talk often amounts to hockey talk. According to my journal, the conversation unfolded as below.
Dumb Kid Who Says He’s 20: “Who are you cheering for in hockey?”
DKWSH20: “Calgary? What for, why aren’t you cheering for someone Canadian?”
Matt: “Calgary IS in Canada.”
DKWSH20: “It is?”
DKWSH20: “Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve looked at a map.”
Glad you didn’t tell him Edmonton is less than three hours from Calgary, too. You’d have melted his brain.
I don’t know if he could have handled that!
My cousin Geoff, from Calgary, had this to say:
“I had no idea. I thought I was in Africa, somewhere near Tibet and I was looking at the Appalachian mountains.”
I give a f*ck about hockey. Something I know that you regret.
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How did the Leafs do last night? ;)