Monday, 23 April 2012
Vulture: 'Weird Things Customers Say in a Bookshop' by Jen Campbell
I was reading about this book over in Scott Pack's meandmybigmouth blog. The subject matter is pretty self evident; many of the exchanges are hilarious. I particularly liked this one:
Customer: Do you have a book with a list of careers? I want to give my daughter some inspiration.
Me: Ah, is she applying for university?
Customer: Oh no, not yet. She's just over there. Sweetheart?
(a four year old girl comes over)
Customer: There you are. Now, you talk to the nice lady, and I'm going to find you a book on how to become a doctor or a scientist. What do you think about that?
(the girl says nothing)
Customer (to bookseller): Won't be a sec'.
(Customer wanders off into non-fiction)
Me: So, what's your name?
Me: Sarah? That's a beautiful name.
Child: Thank you.
Me: So, Sarah, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Child: …A bumblebee.