About once a week, I go into a bait shop (bait shops are far cheaper than pet stores) to buy a bunch of wiggly invertebrates for certain purposes. As I’m leaving with my purchase, the clerk invariably wishes me good luck on my fishing ventures; I’m becoming a familiar enough customer that I expect him to start chatting about what lake I’m ice-fishing at, or about how successful last week’s fishing trip was. This worries me.
So, when the guy says “Good fishing!” as I leave, how should I reply?
- “Uh, errm, thanks! Bye!”
- “Yes. I’m sure the fishes will find your high-quality invertebrates delectable.”
- “EEP! I’m caught!” [runs for the exit]
- “Fish? Bwahahaha. No. These are provisions for my spider horde.”
- [Stare silently. Remove one worm, pop it into my mouth. Chew contemplatively, as if trying to think how to answer]
I usually answer the first way, I’m sorry to say. How should I reply, and how would you? Better suggestions welcome.