Here are some of the better quotes:
- You'll never finish that here--why don't you just buy it?
- I think I could probably write this book.
- Do you have anything for dummies?
- I don't know the title or author, but the book's purple.
- It doesn't make any sense--it's called modernism.
- This was such a good movie.
- You definitely don't have it, or you just can't find it?
- I'm afraid I have to disagree with the reviewers.
- These are the two that I'm going to buy, and these are the twenty I'm not.
I laughed because many of these I've heard myself. Sadly a few of them were spoken by my mother. So I was reading through them out loud when my parents came over to visit my library. I was already laughing when I read to them my all time favorite--
- Should I buy a Jane Austen or a Stephen King?
I don't know--somehow that one just hits me funny.
"Wait a minute," mom said. "Now what did they write?" My jaw dropped, and I am still greatly distraught every time I think of it. Don't get me wrong. I love my mom, and she is a very intelligent woman. We just don't read the same things. I directed her to my bookshelf. Ironically Jane Austen and Stephen King were sitting next to each other. (It's the one shelf I haven't alphabetized yet.) And though she was very attentive through my emergency literary lesson, I suddenly feel as though there is this great chasm between myself and my parents that can't quite be bridged.