...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"the birth of jesus" by danielle steel

"do you work here?"

"yes, i do. is there something i can help you find?"

"i sure do hope so. i'm looking for a book about the first christmas."

"could we break that down just a bit? do you have a specific book in mind?"

"don't you just have something in this place that talks about the first christmas?"

"sir, you'll notice we have a lot of books (and as much as i love you, wacky customer dude, books don't talk). doing a search with something as broad as 'the first christmas' brings up more than 125 titles in our database. every book that even casually mentions christmas is listed. i'd love to help you, but an actual title or author is really going to help us along."

"i just want something that tells about the birth of jesus and that star thing. something that talks about those three wise men. you know, just something about the first christmas. why we celebrate it. i don't know what book i'd be looking for."

"um...that would be the bible, sir."

"oh no, i know that's not what i'm looking for."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see what Danielle might come up with (somehow I don't think she would be able to keep it a virgin birth)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 9:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was perfect LOL...

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 9:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it. . .

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 9:52:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

The whole entry I was thinking to myself, wait for it, wait for it, and then the punchline happened. Just as I'd hoped.

Real-life people are so entertaining.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger The Savage said...

Maybe I should move up there... people seem more entertaining north east of me.... ish

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What he really needed was this.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 5:46:00 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

LOL...people, priceless!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 5:16:00 AM  
Blogger Edtime Stories said...

I want the story of Jesus but not all that religious stuff..... you know the one where Santa and the three stooges ride Rudolph bring Gold, Frankenstein and Muir.

Wow that is priceless...retail a world all its own.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 5:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Satan: priceless comment!

D.K.G.: Satan has a point--there must be more than one book that discusses Jesus as an historical figure without all the folderol of the King James Edition. I recall reading a review of one some years ago, but I don't recall the name or the author.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 7:01:00 AM  
Blogger April said...

omg, that is why i DON'T miss retail. people. although, they are good for a laugh on occasion.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wednesday, December 20, 2006 7:49:00 PM  
Blogger you da mom! said...

that's funny. bible!?!?! what could i learn about jesus in the bible??? :)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:24:00 PM  

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