Just The Way It Is:
A goofy acting guy comes in the store. He points to a book I have on laying on a blanket box.
Man: Boy, that's what I like to read. I love that stuff.
I look up and over and notice that he's pointing at a copy of Gideon's Sword.
Man: You ever read this?
Me: Yes and I love Gideon. To be honest I've never read one, but I listened to the whole run, on CD in my van. I have to say that Gideon Crew is my favorite next to the Bourne series. I mean that Gideon is like a sober Archer. Really an entertaining story. And I go on and on over the merits of this cool outer edge character.
So, this man starts this kind of sing-song type chant.
Man: NUMBER 17, NUMBER 17, NUMBER 17!
Me: Number 17? They've not written that many books?
Man: No man, Number 17! Number 17 is Abe Lincoln. 17th president. He's my hero.
Me: Yeah, but what's that got to do with Gideon's Sword?
Man: Abe wrote it? Him and Fred Douglas. My favorites.
He points the authors names at the top of the book, names highlighted in gold, by the way.
Me: Hmmm that book is written by LINCOLN Childs and DOUGLAS Preston. President Lincoln and certainly Frederick Douglas had nothing to do with it. It was written more than a century and a half after they both had died?
Man: Yeah, I'm all in to that history shit.
I'm not sure what he was into but it wan't history. Or the books of Childs & Preston.