Telephone: Ring Ring!
Me (middle-aged world-weary wife of Motorcycle shop owner): SuperSport!
Customer: (young male, talking on cell phone while driving, arghhh) Hi, I'm going down Fraser Highway, heading to Route 10. Do I turn right or left?
Me: that would depend on which direction you're coming from. Are you heading North or South?
Me: (slowly and clearly) are you heading for the mountains or the States?
Customer: (pause, then triumphantly) the States!
Me: OK, you're heading south. When you get to Route 10, turn East.
Customer: so....right or left?
Me: East would be towards Ontario, and West would be towards the ocean. So....?
Customer: so drive towards Ontario?
Me: Yes, but stop a few thousand miles before you get there.
Customer: (totally missing my pithy humour) Ok, are you on the right or left on Route 10?
Me: We're on the North side. That would be towards the mountains!
Customer: Ummm. OK, I'm almost there.
Me: What are you hoping to find once you get here? Which part do you need?
Customer: I have a 1998 blah blah blah (name of motorcycle) and I need a side cover.
Me: right or left?
Customer: when I'm facing the bike or sitting on the bike?
Me: There is only one left and one right on a motorcycle. Does your left hand change to your right hand if your friend is sitting on your shoulders and then he gets off to look at you?
Customer: (long pause, deep thought) Ummmm....no?
Me: so which sidecover do you need?
17 hours ago