Mostly, really happened last week to me at the garden store.
Helper Guy: Can I help you find something?
Me: Yeah. Do you have floating row covers?
Helper Guy: For what kind of rows?
Me: ummm… ones with vegetables growing in them?
Helper Guy: Floating covers?
Me: Yeah. That’s just what they’re called I think. They don’t really, you know, levitate. There’s not a helium tank or anything.
Helper Guy: I don’t think I’ve ever seen those.
Me: Levitating? No. You wouldn’t have. These are really just light cloth. It covers crops to keep pests off and helps protect plants from frost. They just kind of rest on top of the plants or you prop them up…
Helper Guy: [silence]
Me: I’ll just keep looking.
Helper Guy: We have insecticide sprays… [chuckles] the old fashioned way of protecting against pests.
Me: I’ll take that. And napalm to protect against frost. [chuckles]
Helper Guy: We definitely don’t sell that.