Life Is Stranger Than Non-Fiction

, , , , | Right | May 20, 2011

(A customer approaches the information desk at a large chain bookstore.)

Me: “Hi. How can I help you?”

Customer: “I’m looking for the non-fiction section.”

Me: “Could you be more specific?”

Customer: “The non-fiction section.”

Me: “Well, the non-fiction section includes computers, travel, art, poetry, religion, health, biographies, beauty, and many other topics. It’s 60% of the store. Is there one area of non-fiction you are looking for?”

(The customer begins to walk in a circle.)

Customer: “I think I will just look around.”


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