What's the weirdest question a customer has ever asked you? A question that causes your brain to grind to a halt as if someone threw a monkey wrench into the gears, and you just stand there and blink in confusion?
The other day a woman ordered some frozen yogurt to take home to her son. Once I swirled the yogurt, I asked her what toppings she wanted. She replied with this question:
"What toppings are good for a boy?"
That really had me
because I never really thought of yogurt toppings as being gender specific. After a moment, I decided to fight weird with weird.
Me: How old is your son?
Customer: He's fourteen.
Me: Oh, in that case I would recommend crushed Oreos. Boys his age love Oreos. I've also noticed that our chocolate covered pretzels are quite popular."
Customer: Okay, I'll have both, please.
On a side note, I have noticed that young children (under 10) really love adding chocolate to chocolate; they'll top chocolate yogurt with three or four different chocolate toppings, and then cover the whole thing in chocolate sauce. Other than that, I can't say I've noticed any other pattern.