Not a Good Day for Titles

Josie Leavitt -- June 26th, 2013

I’m not sure if it was the heat and humidity yesterday, but nary a person in the bookstore could remember a title. I thought I’d share some of them.

– The Pow Pow Dog

– The Red Head was the only thing I had to go on. She thought it was an adult mystery. Turns she wanted The Hare with Amber Eyes.

Brothers and Sisters, the customer emphatically stated. Turns out he was looking for Team of Rivals. I think this says more about his siblings than anything else.

– “Something about cities. I heard it on PBS” turned out to be The Metropolitan Revolution.  This was only made possible by the customer actually remembering the name of the PBS show.

– “You know, the one. That one.” The exasperated customer was getting irritated. I asked if maybe she could tell me anything about the book, anything at all, so I might be able to help her.  All she said was this, “I can’t believe you don’t know.”

– “Something about mice. You sold it to me last summer.” I sold a lot of books last summer, and a surprising number of them actually had to do with mice. I was stumped, until I looked up her customer record (we track customers only for our frequent buyer program where you get $10 off every $100 you spend – it comes in handy at moments like these) and could see she was talking about Tum Tum and Nutmeg. Turns out she didn’t want it, she just wanted to know.

So, what crazy garbled titles have you gotten this summer?


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