I put my check and deposit slip in the canister and send it on its way to the nice people inside the air conditioned space. And then I saw the flyer.
Customer Appreciation Day. We appreciate our customers. Join us for hot dogs, sodas, ice cream and entertainment. Saturday, September 22nd.
Yes, on Yom Kippur.
You know, the day of atonement? A day of fasting? You know the one.
Now I realize that in the real world, Jews are a serious minority. Around 1.7% if my calculations are correct.
In our county, the percentage is much higher – I’ve heard as high as 10%, but to be conservative, let’s say 7%. That’s about 20,000 Jews. (Our county population is 272,452.)
What were they thinking?
And when I asked the teller if they mostly appreciated their non-Jewish customers, how did she respond?
Yes, we know it’s Yom Kippur. (Blush)
And as I was ready to pull away, she said “Happy Holiday!” with a big smile.