March 03, 2008

Overheard In The Store

This is a feature that appears periodically, usually as we attend conventions and overhear things. The tradition of keeping track of anonymous overheard bits and bobs started for us at the 2002 ConJose in San Jose, where trying (or trying not to) fill in the blanks on overheard conversations made us laugh so much that we made it a tradition. We haven't been to any conventions lately, but there are plenty of funny things to overhear here at the store:

*Customer: "It's like the Internet in here -- I come in to look at one thing and suddenly it's three hours later and I've forgotten what I was looking for originally!"

*(Alan to Cary, delivering her paycheck) "Here's your pittance, dear."

*Customer (discussing a mutually disliked movie):"It just proves that you can't save bad content with good presentation."

*Jude: "But it's really serious, gripping, compelling, heartbreaking literature. With zombies."

*Customer: "I'm looking for the fantasy book with all of the fantasy characters in it, but I can't remember the title or the author." Jeremy: "You must mean SILVERLOCK, by John Myers Myers." Customer: "That's it! You're a genius!"

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