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    Reading Empty Minds

    | West Midlands, UK | Top

    (Our library helps a lot of people finish off the crossword puzzles from their newspapers. I’d helped one man find the answer to a very difficult one earlier in the day. I overhear a lady asking her about the same crossword to my colleague.

    Me: “Excuse me, the answer is ‘Salome’.”

    Colleague: “Thanks, that fits perfectly.”

    Customer: “But…no, how can she know? She wasn’t even here!”

    Me “I overheard you from-”

    Customer: “No! You read my mind didn’t you! That’s wonderful, do it again! What am I thinking about now?”

    (She looks around the library. I notice her eyes linger on a Superman poster.)

    Me: “Um…Superman?”

    Customer: “F***!”

    Colleague: “Ma’am, please don’t curse in the library.”

    Customer:: “Oh, sorry.” *to me* “Did you hear me swear in my thoughts? Is that how you knew?”

    Me: “No, you just shouted it.”

    Customer: “Oh. That’s a shame.”