Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

It's a fact: bookstore clerks remember all of the odd questions they're asked by customers. You can share in their gobsmacked disbelief with Jen Campbell's hilarious compilation. Customer: "Pride and Prejudice was published a long time ago, right?" Bookseller: "Yep." Customer: "I thought so. Colin Firth's looking really good for his age, then."

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