So something pretty hilarious happened at Barnes & Noble recently. I wandered throughout the store, grinning like a fool every time I spotted a familiar book. After half an hour of frolicking, I forced myself to stand in line at the checkout counter. That’s when the cashier asked if I wanted to donate a book to a child in foster care.
Me: Absolutely! Can I pick the book?
B&N Guy: Sure.
Me: Okay! I’d like to donate ‘Awkward’ by Marni Bates.
B&N Guy: Barney…Barney…
Me: *tries not to flinch at elementary school nickname* Uh, no. Marni. Marrr-knee Bates.