Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sometimes, I'm an Idiot.


This evening whilst at work, a charming young lad approached the counter in need of some entertainment guidance. He had perused the binder of Audio books, but could not figure out what he wanted to listen to on his road trip this weekend. A coworker and I suggested a few titles, however none of those seemed to be successful. I looked some things up on the catalog, however that proved to be unsuccessful as well. 32 CDs and about 20 minutes later (yes, I counted), I decided just to go back to the shelves and have a looksy myself, you know, in case something looked interesting. After grabbing a few CDs (which I figured he probably wouldn't be into anyway) I saw an audio book on the shelf titled "Sex is like an Apple: Don't Spoil a Good Thing." I grabbed it with the intent of making a witty joke or something like that, I mean come on, nothing else was working for him right? Unfortunately when I returned to the desk the young lad was on the phone, so I started helping the next person in line. Several minutes later, he was still discussing the possibilities of the Public Library with his friend on the phone, so I kept helping other people. In the meantime, I set the stack of CDs down on the counter, with "Sex is like an Apple" unintentionally on top. I then saw him look down with a sort of startled glance as his eyes crossed the title. "Oh no" I though, hoping he would get off the phone so that I could explain it was a joke. But of course, a professor then approached the counter in need of every video cassette we own (ok, maybe not every, but it definitely felt like it...). By the time I came back Mr. Audiobooks was gone. My coworker relayed an apology and a thanks from him for all the trouble, but that wasn't much consolation, seeing as I already felt like a total creep.

So, mystery guy, I hope you found what you needed at the Public Library. Also, I'm not a pervert. I mean, maybe I am, but I didn't mean to come off as one. I wasn't trying to be creepy and hit on you, I just thought that after nearly half an hour and you sitting on the checkout counter,maybe I could make a joke.

7 comments:

Amanda S. said...

Hahahaha. Dangerous territory.

Clayton and Noelle said...

hahahahah!!! that really is a funny story! love your blog!

sara said...

PERFECT!!!!!!!! CREEEEEP!!!!!

Keri said...

Whatever creeper. Also, like an apple? Really?

Beth said...

hahaha. fantastic.

Beth said...

Today I couldn't find a book at the library (cause I'm a retard and was in the wrong section) so I asked some guy for help... I had the titles and call numbers on a list, and one of the books happens to be named "Women, the Dangerous Sex." Of course I had abbreviated it to just say "Dangerous Sex," and he pointed to it, saying "this one?" No no... not that one... awkward. Made me think of your post.

harold & maude said...

you're obviously NOT a perv. i would have loved that. he couldn't assume that you would think he'd be into it. did he seem like a super prude?