(Me, sitting on the floor, surrounded by about five cartons of lonely planet guides)
CUSTOMER: “Do you guys sell lonely planet guides?”
ME: …. (incredulous look)
CUSTOMER: “Have I walked right past them?”
Seriously folks, I couldn’t make this stuff up.
Some kids (maybe 18ish):
Kid 1: “Who’s Malcolm X?”
Kid 2: “Oh my god, do you really not know who Malcolm X is!?”
Kid 1: “No, who is he?”
Kid 2: “Dude, he was like the guy who started the Reformation.”
New thing, idea mostly stolen from House of Cat’s ‘Overheard at the Record Store,’ ‘Overheard at the Bookstore.’ For the mostly inane, sometimes brilliant, often ridiculous things which are said in my hearing.