I am often told by the dross that is customers that shop workers have no sense of humour. I disagree and inadvertantley carried out a limited bit of research which points to the obvious.
Last easter weekend we were doing a fund raiser for child line and I of course decide to don a rabbit suit and go forth onto the highstreet. I founf that the general public (customers) were in general miserable and humourless. I was starting to get bored and thought I needed a bacon bageal. walked into the bakers and the assistant quick as a flash smiled and said " you'll be wanting some carrot cake"
this kind of banter was had in 4 bakers, 2 small supermarkets,5 fast food shops mentioning carrot and corrieander soup, and 2 jewelery stores again all with carrot or rabbit gags. It was refreshing to re-learn that despite retail being a pain in the ass the staff when engaged know what fun is, whereas the customers were or certainly appeared to be as miserable as usual