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'I'm looking for a book, it's a random house publication'
' I want a saga, one that will span generations, not fiction, she wont like a history book, the classics are all too old...' This one went on, I had no idea what she wanted.
"I bought CD but it has people singing. I just want music. Will you take the singing off?"
"How do I get downstairs?" The temptation to say, "Jump," is often overwhelming.
"My son got a gift card, but he doesn't read and that's not something I'm going to force on him. Can I turn it in for cash?" He can use it for movies or music. "He doesn't listen to music and doesn't like movies." It's good in the cafe. "There's nothing over there he likes." We carry puzzles and games. "He's not really into that." Is he in a coma?
That's one of my favorite questions as well. And of course if you try to ask them to narrow it down, they scowl, say you're a smartass, and walk off disgusted.
And of course the people who come in all chock full o' details... "Yeah, I'm looking for that book... by that guy... the cover is purple... or maybe blue... I think the author was on Oprah... or was it Ellen? You know what I'm talking about?"