Not sure if this should go in the Darwin award thread or here, but anyway: yesterday I went to a sports store for new running/walking shoes. I walked in , wearing my old beat up but still very recognizable shies, let's call them Runners, in pink/white/black. I told the salesperson, I need a new paid, exactly like these, adding ( in case she didn't know), " they are Runners, style Waterfall 6" ( I'm not being snobbish or condescending; this company has very distinctive style and I would assume that if you work in a large sporting goods store, you would know). She led me over to a pile of shoes and said, " here, these are Jungle Gyms and they're on sale" ( and no, they didn't even look like mine). I said, again, "Runners". waterfall. Six". So she led me to the Runners display and showed me style "Desert 34". I said " but I need waterfall six".
"But these are the same. They're pink"
I think my brain exploded