Today, I was out in the lot pushing carts into a line and about to move them into the store when this one customer lady approaches me with a question, and it became pretty bizarre after that.
C: You're open 24 hours a day, right?
Me: Of course we are.
C: And you're open 7 days a week?
Uh....yes, we are. 7 days a week every day.
C: Does that mean you work 24 hours every day?
I was completely stunned!
Does this lady even know how long people usually work at a job??? Working at a 24-hour store doesn't necessarily mean that I live there and happen to be on call the entire time! But instead of saying, "Are you NUTS???", I tried to explain it to her slowly in a way that she would understand.
Me: No, our store has three shifts. The morning people come in, then the afternoon-to-evening people come in to work, and then we have an overnight shift. I only work 8 hours a day(7-hour shifts half the time)and then I just stop working and go home.
C: Okay. Thanks!
This lady was nice and all, but I had the feeling that she was a few cans short of a six-pack. Very bizarre!