So, earlier today I had to go buy a lightning-to-usb cable because mine broke and I couldn’t charge my phone without one. I walk into the Apple section of the bookstore and say to the guy at the counter, “Hey, I’m hoping you could help me with buying a usb cable for my iphone,” and he gestures to the wall with the cables on them, saying, “We’ve got 1m and 2m cables.”
So I say to him, as I’m walking to the wall, “What’s the difference?” and he replies, “About three feet three inches.”
In my head, I was perfectly clear about asking what the difference in price between the two cables was. Somewhere in these last two semesters at college, I did manage to pick up the difference between one meter and two meters, amazingly. Upon hearing him say that, my brain honestly kind of stuttered, and I was simultaneously slightly insulted and amused. I ended up just saying, “In cost,” with a chuckle. (I’m surprised I managed to speak that quickly!) I mean, what kind of people must this poor man be dealing with on a day to day basis if that was the first thing he thought to answer that question with?
We chuckled about it as I was checking out, so it’s all good. I’m going to pretend that he did that on purpose!