Thursday, April 29, 2010

No Robbery?

Harold looked at the man in front of the reception desk, then down at the book , then back up at the man. He was a tall, mid thirties sort of chap in a green cardigan. Probably a teacher. "A what?"

"An exchange," said the man, tapping the cover of the book as if there were a point to be made. "I bought it and my wife bought me a copy as well." He gave a bark of laughter. "Serendipity."

"Then I suggest," said Harold, pushing the book back toward the customer, "that your wife takes her copy back instead."

2 comments:

aims said...

oooh! Harsh!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Reasonable, though, surely?