I am sorry that this blog might offend but in reality this conversation almost happened, and in a book store of some repute. If there is an outcry from the general bloging public I will remove it, otherwise I will delete it. Please note the offence is probably all in the mind.
Excuse me Miss, do you have any books by Koontz?
Not so loud sir! And those would be in the adult section behind the cashier.
Adult section? Behind the cashier?
Yes, behind the cashier on the top shelf next to the ceiling tiles.
Why are the Koontz books in the adult section behind the cashier on the top shelf next to the ceiling tiles?
We can’t have the miners getting their hands on that kind of thing too easily.
Miners? You mean minors.
That’s what I just said, miners.
You do know that there are words which sound almost the same but mean completely different things.
If you say so sir.
It is so! Anyway what is wrong with miners seeing Koontz books?
Sir, Koontz is an adult type of thing.
I will take your word for it but I have never had one before.
What? Never before?
No, but I have read about Koontz many times and it sounds like my kind of thing. I can’t wait to get my hands on one, or even two. It’s a long weekend coming up.
Sir, I am not very comfortable with this conversation.
Well, we wouldn’t be having this conversation if the Koontz was more accessible.
Please sir, come this way and I will show you the Koontz.
Is it true that all Koontz are the same?
I wouldn’t know sir. There they are, enjoy!
Thanks for your help Miss and I intend to!