Thursday, August 13, 2009

everything is over-rated...

Today a guy came in looking for a calligraphy set for his daughter. He was a funny man and we kind of chatted a little as I tried to find the set for him amongst the piles of new stock that came in yesterday. "It should be in the craft section," I said.

He said, "Oh, I've already got craft."

I raised an eyebrow at him, not really understanding what he was saying.

"Craft. Can't Remember A Fucking Thing."


I found his calligraphy set and as he paid, he said, "Calligraphy. You know, good handwriting is over-rated." I wasn't going to argue about it even though I happen to be heavily in favour of beautiful penmanship.

A philosophical look came over his face. "Well, just about everything is over-rated really. DEATH is over rated."

I raised my eyebrows again as though to say, "Oh, really?"

"Yep. I've been dead. It's not as scary as everyone makes out.'

"Hmmm..." I said, "Did you see the white light?"

"It was more of a blue really," he said. He picked up his calligraphy set and left.

For the rest of the day, I've been thinking, "Man, I REALLY want to know the rest of that story!"


  1. LOL. Sounds like a scene from a John Irving book.

  2. Yeah - it does. Nothing ever lives up to it's promise!