Monday, January 16, 2006

Every Bookseller's Favorite Question

"Where are your non-fiction books?"

"What kind of books are you looking for?"

"Your non-fiction ones."

"I'm sorry. I meant what kind of non-fiction books?"

"Oh, any kind. I just like to browse."

"Oh. Well, um, the only part of the store that isn't non-fiction is, um, the fiction section - which is that corner right over there. Everything else is pretty much non-fiction."

"Oh. So it's not all in one place?"

(quick glance around the store that's easily twice as big as my parents house) "Um, no."

(ok, bargain and kids have both fiction and non-fiction, and cafe and music don't really sell books at all, but, seriously people)

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