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Book Hook

31 May

The scene: Me and friends at a bookstore in Reading, urgently hunting down a couple titles for me before our train to London arrived.

(It was the sweetest sight I’ve seen in a while, two grown men scrambling up and down floors and shelves so I could have what I wanted. College buds, they’re for life.)

Friend A: This title called The Female Eunuch, would you have it?

Staffperson: I’ll check.

OJ (racing up): And do you have The Madwoman’s Underclothes?

Staffperson (smiling ever so wryly): Oh madam, do I have the answer to that!

English humor, I could marry you.  I’d even do the dishes.