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How To Kill, To Kill A Mockingbird, Part 2

, , , , , | Right | November 4, 2010

(I find a young customer looking a little lost in the nature section.)

Me: “Can I help you?”

Customer: “Yeah, I’m looking for a book about killing birds.”

Me: “Killing birds?”

Customer: “Yeah, I need it for school.”

Me: “Do you mean To Kill a Mockingbird, by any chance?”

Customer: “Yeah, that’s it! Do you have it?”

(I take him to the classics section and show him the book.)

Me: “You know, it’s not actually about killing birds.”

Customer: “What?”

Me: “It’s about social injustice in 1930s America.”

Customer: “Oh. That doesn’t sound as much fun. Do you have any books about killing birds?”

Me: “I hope not.”


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