(A mother and her young daughter approach the counter. She puts down Princess Mononoke and begins to get out her card.
Me: “I’d just like to point out while this is an excellent movie, it’s probably
something you’d be uncomfortable with your daughter watching.”
Customer: “Why? It’s just a princess cartoon!”
Me: “It’s actually quite violent, it deals with a lot of complex subjects, and has scenes with realistic sword fights, there’s several dismemberments in the first few minutes. But I can recommend several other movies by the same animation studio that both of you could enjoy.”
Customer: *slightly taken aback* “Um, yes, that sounds like a good idea, I wouldn’t want her to be scared.”
Customer’s daughter: *to me* “What’s a dismem-peppermint?”
Customer: “Don’t answer that!”