Even Jack Reacher Can’t Fix This One

| Canberra, ACT, Australia | Bizarre, Books & Reading

(Two women, talking extremely loud, walk in. I let them browse and keep on with fixing a display because it’s a mess. Suddenly one starts yelling:)

Customer: “IS LEE CHILD DEAD?!”

(I realise that she’s screaming at me… from the other side of the shop.)

Me: “Excuse me?”

Customer: *with a great deal of attitude* “I SAID… IS LEE CHILD DEAD? WHY AREN’T YOU LISTENING TO ME?!”

Me: “I apologise, ma’am. Usually people walk over to me, or say hello first, when they have a request or a question.”

Customer: “Well, I was too busy talking to my friend! YOU should have been eavesdropping on our conversation!”

Me: “So I could butt in and tell you about Lee Child?”

Customer: “No! How DARE you?! I come in here to relax, not to be bothered by know-it-all shop people!”