What's the Strangest Thing You've Returned?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. It's casual. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. I recently found myself in a "Wow, am I really doing this?" moment at Stop & Shop, and not in a good or exciting way—I was returning grapes.

During my three-year stint as an A&P cashier (and Tuesday Night Front End Manager), I would have ridiculed anyone who returned produce moments after purchasing it. But these grapes were not sufficiently seedless. In fact, they were quite seedful, which ran counter to the packaging, on which the word "seedless" appeared in two languages. I received a full refund and was not asked to pay for the three grapes I'd already eaten. Big win for Team English.

What's the weirdest thing you've ever returned? (Or the weirdest reason you've given for returning something?)

2. What's your last "Wow, am I really doing this?" moment?

neighbors /

3. The quirky neighbor is a sitcom staple. Eddie Haskel, Skippy Handelman, Steve Urkel—it's practically a requirement of the genre. If you could have one sitcom neighbor move into the house, apartment or dorm room next door, who would you pick (and why)?

4. And for our weekly end-of-the-decade question, what was the best band to form and break up since 2000? (Or if that's too hard, the best band to break up since 2000.)

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]