Grey haired, tall, loud, brusque man “Where do you keep your essays?”
Me “What were you looking for?”
“You know, not made up stuff.”
“Hmmm. What subject? History? Politics? Literary criticism? Biography…?”
“It’s for my son. He’s 15 and doesn’t like made up stuff. I want essays.”
“Well, on the 4th floor we have xyz, on 3rd we have xyz, on second we have xyz…”
“Oh just forget it.”
Mid 30’s woman examining Sony reader ~ “You know what would be good?”
Me ~ “Nope.”
“If they invented something that could say the words of the story aloud.”
“Erm, like a talking book?”
“We-e-ell, we do sell cd’s of books. They are just here.” Gestures towards audio books.
“No. NO. With pictures too. For children.”
“Oh, right. How old? We sell books with cd’s for children on the next floor up.”
“No. Not books, The pictures are too flat. Moving pictures, and a story.”
I think, hmmm, call me crazy, but doesn’t that sound like a television?