Marni Anecdote Monday: Pop-u-lar!

Hey guys!

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.

B&N Guy: I’m sorry, I’m not seeing his books.
Me: Um, her books, actually. Are you sure?
B&N Guy: Yeah, I can’t find her.
Me: Did you try searching for ‘Awkward’?
B&N Guy: Yeah, I just checked. A-K-W-A–
Me: No. Awkward. As in…awkward. A-W-K-W-A-R-D.
B&N Guy: Uh, okay. I see it. Now I just need your name to complete the purchase.
Me: Um…Marni Bates.
LOOOOONG PAUSE.
B&N Guy: Oh. Well. This is awkward.
(Picture it like this)
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I laughed my whole way home.
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Happy Monday!
Awkwardly yours,
Marni
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5 thoughts on “Marni Anecdote Monday: Pop-u-lar!

  1. Thanks for sharing. Very cute, I’m sure he was pretty embarrassed at first but in awe also. I can relate being called Barney! & Marty, They usually don’t get it right on the first try. Just bought your book, can’t wait to read it.
    ~Marni E.

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