Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Customers 23

A tall man, late 20's or early 30's, clean cut brown hair, blue t-shirt and jeans came in and asked to pick up a book that was on hold for him. The title:   SHOULD I STAY OR GO?: HOW CONTROLLED SEPARATION CAN SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE.

      Should I Stay Or Go? : How Controlled Separation (CS) Can Save Your Marriage

"My mom put it on hold for me."

(Um, your mom?)


Perhaps if I were a Hannah Montana fan...but then again, maybe not.

A girl in a purple shirt, messy dark hair, and her right arm in a sling ran over to the spinner next to the Information desk. She pushed all the buttons on all of the Hannah Montana singing pens that were there, making them all burst forth with a different Hannah Montana song. And then she ran away.

"Stop it," came a tired voice from a woman in jeans, magenta sweater and a black floppy hat, sitting on the floor looking at gardening books.

"Why?" the girl asked, running toward a table under which she'd stowed another Hannah Montana singing pen. She pushed the button and yet another Hannah Montana song was released. The girl sat under the table and pushed the button again.

"Stop it I said," the woman said, not looking up.

"No! I like it!", the girl said back. She ran over to the spinner again, pushing all the buttons on all the pens again, and she ran away.
She circled back to the pen under the table and pushed the button again.

"I said don't do that," the woman said.

"Why NOT?" the girl called out.

"It's annoying," she said.

"YOU'RE annoying," the girl told her.

The woman got up from the floor and the girl came toward her, then dashed over to the pens on the spinner again. Pushed the buttons.

"Come on, we're going," said the woman.



A couple came up to the register pushing a stroller. They brought up three books, two children's books and War and Peace.

ABC and 1,2,3: A Sesame Street Treasury of Words and Numbers (Sesame Street)     Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?     By Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace (Modern Library Classics)

"A few things for the baby?," I said, pointing at the two children's books.

"Well, actually, they are all for a baby, just not our baby. Friends are having a party for their baby who is turning one. They asked everyone to bring books. They specified to bring something a little beyond where the baby is now, so she can grow into it. So we decided that War and Peace is a little beyond where the baby is now. So it's going to the birthday party." They smiled.

"Oh, that's great," I said, laughing. "I love it!"

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