Holy Man-child Batman!

| Related | January 21, 2014

(I’m an avid comic book fan, in my early forties. I’m in a large chain bookstore browsing the graphic novel section. Sitting on the floor nearby is a boy about 13 or 14 years old, reading a Batman book. His mother, a woman around my age, approaches.)

Mother: *to son* “We’re almost ready to go. Did you find a book you want?”

Son: “I don’t know. Just a few more minutes.”

(As the mother turns around, she sees me standing a few feet away… reading a Batman book. She stares at me for a few seconds.)

Mother: *to me* “So what you’re telling me is, he’s not going to grow out of this?”

Me: *grinning* “Probably not.”

(The mother walks away, shaking her head.)

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