The Quest

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Feeling quite tired and hungry, my friend and I entered the food court

of the Everett Mall. Looking around, I decided that I was going to get some

Chinese food. I turned to my friend and told him, he said that he would too.

We then made our way over to the Chinese food counter. Upon arriving, I

realized a possible problem; we only had Canadian money. I walked up to the

woman at the counter, and asked her if they accepted Canadian money there.

"No, sorry, we only accept American money," she responded.

I asked if there was anyplace in the mall that I could exchange my money,

more specifically, a bank. She thought for a moment or two, then said,

"Uhhh, there's an ATM by the door over there."

Feeling a little frustrated, I explained to her that an ATM would not

suffice. I needed a bank, with a teller, so I could exchange my money. She

looked down and thought about this for a few moments, then ever so slowly, she

brought her head up with a dumb look on her face and said,

"The telephones are around the corner over there."

Dumbfounded by the stupidity of this woman, my friend and turned around

and walked away, laughing. When we were out of earshot, in a mocking tone, I

said to my friend,

"Hi, I'm an American, I'm a dumb-ass!"

With that defeat behind us, we continued on our quest for some American

money. Eventually, by wandering aimlessly about the mall, we managed to find an

information desk. I walked up to the woman behind the desk, and said,

"Hi, would I possibly be able to exchange my Canadian money for some

American money?"

With a really confused look on her face she responded with, "What do you


I reached into my pocket, and pulled out my twenty dollar bill. Waving

it in her face, I repeated the question. It took a few seconds, but she finally

seemed to figure out what I was saying.

"No, but you can exchange your money at the service desk upstairs in


Finally, we were making some progress, only one problem, we'd never been

here before. We had no idea where to find Thrifty's.

"Where would that be," I asked her.

"Thrifty's? Oh, that's right next to Payless Drugs," was her response.

"Oh, gee thanks, that's allot of help," I said sarcastically as I walked

away. So, my friend and I spent the next ten minutes wandering the mall in

search for Thrifty's or a map of the mall. We finally spotted a sign at the far

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