A Golden Snitch Short Of A Quidditch Match

, , , , , | Right | November 5, 2010

Me: “How can I help you?”

Caller: “This a bookstore?”

Me: “Yes, this is a bookstore.”

Caller: “Oh. I need the eighth Harry Potter book.”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but there are only seven Harry Potter books.”

Caller: “But I need the eighth one.”

Me: “There are only seven books, sir.”

Caller: “Why?”

Me: “Because there are only seven years at Hogwarts.”

Caller: “What does that mean?”

Me: “Sir, have you read the Harry Potter books?”

Caller: “No, my son reads them and he finished the seventh one and asked me to get the eighth one.”

Me: “Sir, if he read the seventh one, he would know that that was the final book in the series.”

Caller: “But he wants to read it. What can I do?”

Me: “Contact the author?”

Caller: “Do you have his number?”

Me: “Do I have J.K. Rowling’s number?”

Caller: “Yes.”

Me: “No. I… uh… don’t happen to have that on me.”

Caller: “Oh. Can you tell my son that there are only seven?”

Me: “No, I’m sure you’re quite capable of doing that all on your own.”

Caller: “He will be very upset!” *hangs up*

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