Monday, June 01, 2009
Waste My Time, Please

PHONE: Ring!

CJB: Pulpfiction Books, good morning.

PHONE GUY: Got any books by Roberto Bolano? You probably haven't heard of him.

CJB: [reels off list of seven different Bolano titles, including several not widely available in Canada]

PG: Huh. And could you tell me who the translators are.

CJB: Sure.

[Opens books, locates and reads translators' names one by one]

PG: These are all used books, right? I can bring books in and trade for them?

CJB: No, these are new copies. 20% off, like all our new books.

PG: I'm only interested in used ones.

CJB: Good luck with that!

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