Monday, February 4, 2008

You're Never Too Old for the Dog to Eat Your Homework

Patron: I need a book for my book club--Walker Percy? They said it would be up here.

Librarian: Walker Percys are right over here.

Patron: The Movie Goer? Isn't that a strange name?

Librarian: We don't seem to have a book by that title.

Patron: Oh, goodie. You've let me off the hook.

Librarian: I'm sorry I couldn't help you.

Patron: You helped me plenty. Now I don't have to read it.


Mary Alice said...

Sometimes it's a relief, isn't it!

Nicole said...

Maybe patron should go see a movie. ;)

Camellia said...

Movies! Would that be Cliff notes for book clubs?

Nicole said...

Not very good ones, I'm afraid, although we've been watching the PBS Masterpiece series, The Complete Jane Austen, using the BBC versions. I feel so relieved to know that I at least know SOME of the stories now...the characters and plotlines at any rate.

I confess. I am a lazy reader.

Gwen said...

I confess that there have been a few book club books that I would have been happy to use this excuse on!