I went into JoAnn's, picked out my fabric and headed to the cutting table. The sales associate was behind the table, and had no customers waiting. She pointed to the "take a number" dispenser and told me to take a number. I was the only customer there, but assumed there was someone ahead of me, wandering around the store. I got number 78.
She then looked up at the tote board, which read 77, clicked to the next number, leaned over into the intercom, and announced, "Number 78."
I kid you not.
I almost burst out laughing, then realized she was serious. I honestly expected Ashton Kutcher to jump out and let me know I had been punk'd.
I guess some people take control wherever they can get it.