Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

CUSTOMER (to her friend): What’s this literary criticism section? Is it for books that complain about other books?
CUSTOMER: Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?
CUSTOMER: Do you have a copy of Atonement? But not the film cover, please. Keira Knightley’s neck makes me want to punch things.

CUSTOMER: Who wrote the Bible? I can’t remember.
CUSTOMER: Is your poetry section split up into rhyming and non-rhyming sections?
BOOKSELLER: No, it’s just in alphabetical order. What kind of poetry are you looking for?
CUSTOMER: Rhyming. Preferably iambic pentameter, in poems of no more than ten lines, by a female poet. But, other than that, I don’t mind.

[multumesc, Octavian]


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