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    Category: Books & Reading

    Caused by stupid customers who know how to read (and often those who don’t!), feel for the poor librarians or book store clerks who are often tasked with finding a book solely by the color of its cover.

    And The Egg Laid The Chicken

    | Cleveland, MS, USA | Books & Reading

    (A customer approaches me waving a copy of “The Help” in my face.)

    Customer: “Is this book based off that movie that just came out?”

    Me: “I think the book came out first, but–”

    Customer: “Yeah, I just saw the movie! I didn’t think the book would come out so fast!”

    Me: “But–”

    Customer: “I don’t know if I should even bother. The book is never quite as good, anyway!”

    From Facebook To Selling Books

    | London, UK | Books & Reading

    (I have been working at this bookstore for nearly 2 years.)

    Customer: “You work here now.”

    Me: *puzzled* “Yes.”

    Customer: “So, you no longer work on the Facebook?”

    Me: “Excuse me?”

    Customer: “You’re Mark Zuckwhatever, right?”

    Me: “Mark Zuckerberg? No, that’s not me.”

    Customer: “It’s okay, your identity is safe with me!” *walks
    alway*

    The Only Reason To Read Anyway

    | England, UK | Books & Reading, Rude & Risque

    (A young teenage girl has been standing perplexed looking at the front covers of two books, “Twilight” and “Vampire Diaries”.)

    Me: “Having trouble finding a book?”

    Customer: “No, I’m just trying to work out which of these has the best sex scenes in them.”

    Lay Off On The Confundus Charm

    | Pittsburgh, PA, USAPittsburgh, PA, USA | Bizarre, Books & Reading, Geeks Rule

    Me: “Good morning.”

    Customer: “What did you say?”

    Me: “Um, good morning?”

    Customer: “I’ll have you know that my morning was not at all good! I woke up to find out that Harry Potter isn’t real and I don’t think I can accept it yet.”

    (The customer starts to tear up so I offer her a napkin.)

    Customer: *gasps* “Is this my letter from Hogwarts?”

    Me: “No, it’s a napkin.”

    (She runs out of the store sobbing, leaving her “letter from Hogwarts” behind.)

    Homophones Are Never As Satisfying

    | Toronto, Canada | Books & Reading, Rude & Risque

    Customer: “Excuse me, do you have any copies of Sexadon?”

    Me: “Do you mean Sex At Dawn? It’s a bestseller.”

    Customer: “No, I’m pretty sure the one I want is titled Sexadon. You know, like the dinosaur of sex?”

    (For the heck of it, I double-check our inventory, the Books In Print index, and all the Amazons. There is no book called Sexadon.)

    Customer: *disappointed* “Man, I really thought that was the title.”

    (In the end, he bought Sex At Dawn, but clearly wasn’t happy about it!)

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