Monday, September 05, 2011

a tragicomedy in one act

Bookstore Clerk: Hi, how are you today?
Me: Good, thanks. How are you?
BSC: Another day in paradise. [smiles]
Me: [laughs politely] Yep.
Female Customer: Did you say "in Paris" or "in paradise?"
BSC: In paradise.
FC: Phil Collins has a song called "Another Day in Paradise." Did you know that?
BSC: [slighty taken aback] No, I didn't. I don't really like Phil Collins' music.
FC: It's a good song, very sad.
BSC: [dejected] Now I have to come up with a new phrase.
FC: Oh, I'm sorry.
Me: [laughing] She took away your paradise, man. [exits store]

2 comments:

Mikki Black said...

:)

Ormand Murk said...

Wonderful. Phil Collins never fails to ruin everything.