Every once in a great while...we have a totally awesome customer.
Customers are awesome for different reasons. Sometimes they're just good people. Sometimes they're really funny. Sometimes they stick up for you when another customer is being a jerkface.
And sometimes...they take requests.
There was a kid in today. Maybe he was nineteen or so. I dunno. I didn't ask. He was playing on the pianos, and he wasn't running through the normal stuff. No Fur Elise or Claire DeLune or Winter Wonderland. He was just...playing whatever he felt like. I thought I even heard Mad World played in there somewhere.
So I called out, "Hey, dude! Do you know the Doug Song?"
"The Doug Song?" he repeated.
"Yeah, from the Hangover!"
He grinned. "I think I can play it!"
And he did. Took him a couple of minutes to find the right key. He was playing it by ear, after all. And then I told Jazz, "Hey! He's playing it! He's playing it!"
And she said, "Well, he should sing it!"
So I called out, "Jazz says you should sing it!"
And you know what he did?
He started singing it.
What do tigers dream of...um...something something word in here.
"I really don't know all of the words..."
I laughed. "That's okay! You can just sing the 'Doug' part."
"Doug! Doug! Doug! Doug! Dougy, Dougy, Doug!"
Applause. Raver, Jazz, and I all gave a warm round of applause. I only wish I hadn't left my cell phone in my purse after lunch because I would have dearly loved to record this moment for you guys and share.
He won The Most Awesome Customer in the History of Customers Award.