I LIKE RECORDS 67

There’s a nice but crazy old woman who comes in. She’s tiny, wiry, and seems to be made up entirely of nervous energy. She looks like a prospector in an old  movie about the gold rush. Sometimes she sports a confederate army cap. She found out we buy books, and:
-Here. You guys said you want books. Well, here’s books.
There were three.
Book One: The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy
-Look! It’s Narnia! People waaant that because of the movie…it was biiig!
+But, uh… it’s not one of the Narnia books, it’s a book about the Narnia books.
-It’s Narnia!
Book Two: Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof-Travis Tritt
-It’s Travis Tritt! It’s ABOUT Travis Tritt!
+Yeeaah..I don’t know if anyone really cares about Travis these days.
-But..it’s a music book…Travis Tritt!..and it ain’t Helen Reddy, I know you hate her.
Book Three: Bigfoot!
+Bigfoot, huh.
-Bigfoot! It’s Bigfoot! He was on TV and he was real…This book shows it.
I ended up giving her $3 out of my own pocket (a regular Rockefeller I am), kept the Bigfoot book and tossed the others. As she was leaving,
-I forgot a book…Phantom of the Opera…IN..A..BOOK..It’s a play and a movie..who wouldn’t want to read that.

    • Chris Burns
    • July 12th, 2012

    Oooh, Bigfoot. Is it the memoir where he recounts his early years of abuse at the hands of his alcoholic parents, Sasquatch and Yeti? That’s a keeper.

    • spank
    • July 12th, 2012

    Travis Tritt ?? Hot damn that man is sexy … I don’t swing that way, but if I did I’d be all over that faster than you can say “Here’s 3 bucks, now get the hell outta my store Johnny Reb”.

    Grab that book out of the trash, I’ll be down there later to pick it up, OK ?? Thanks !!!

    • Brett Beach
    • July 12th, 2012

    How did she know that you hate Helen Reddy?

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