The other day, I went to a certain store to look for a certain item. From past experience, I know that this item is not actually carried in many stores - it's easily available online, however - but, I thought that if any store might carry it, this would be the one.
So, I go in and wander around for a while, stopping occasionally to wait for people to move their shopping carts out of the aisle so I could pass. I found another item that I needed, but the certain item that I had hoped to find could not actually be found.
Did I miss it? I didn't think so, but I also didn't have my glasses on. So, to make sure I didn't overlook the item, I broke down and asked one of the store employees. Just as she was about to answer, a manager-type came by and the following conversation ensued:
Me: Do you carry (name of item here. Actually, more of a description since I don't know if the item has as actual "name")? I looked all around the store, but didn't see any.
Manager, in a cheerful manner: No. Everybody's always asking for them, but we don't have them.
Me, in a cheerful but sarcastic manner: Well, if everybody's always asking for them, maybe it would be a good idea to carry them.