Today's Doofus couple come to us courtesy of Dr. Grumpy.
I'm in line at the meat & seafood counter at Local Grocery, waiting to buy something other than tomatoes. Ahead of me is a couple in their late-20's, who are fascinated with the live lobster tank next to the counter.
Counter Guy in his white apron wanders over.
Counter Guy: "Hi, can I help you?"
Mr. Clueless: "Um, we have some questions about the lobsters."
Counter Guy: "Sure. What's up?"
Mrs. Clueless: "How long do they live?"
Counter Guy: "Well, until you're ready to..."
Mr. Clueless: "What do you feed them?"
Counter Guy: "Uh, not sure. The night shift handles that."
Mrs. Clueless: "Can you keep them in a regular tank? We have Tetras already, is that okay?"
Counter Guy: "Um... Not sure. Most people don't keep them alive..."
Mr. & Mrs. Clueless are staring at Counter Guy like he's balancing a Buick on his winkie.
Mr. Clueless: "Why... would you keep a dead pet?"*
Counter Guy: "They're to eat... not for pets."
After 10 seconds or so of silence Mr. & Mrs. Clueless walk away.
Counter Guy: "Uh..."
Dr. Grumpy: "Yeah... I know... I'd like a 1/2 pound of roast beef and a large container of cole slaw."