Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ah, the youth...

A teenaged girl came in recently and asked for biographies. "A school project?", I inquired cheerily. "Yeah. I have to read about someone." She wasn't thrilled with the assignment. I said, "Let's get someone you're interested in. What do you like, sports, music, animals?" She thought for a moment, and then said, "Tragedy."

I was momentarily silenced, but recovered my aplomb and said, "Oh, lots of people are into that. Let's see what we have."

2 comments:

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Here's the biography of Sylvia Plath - just the thing!

on.the.lam said...

spit take!!