Tuesday, March 01, 2005

conversations in bookstores department

Moved the Sunday Constitutional to Saturday this weekend. Extended the usual route, blinded by the sun as I followed Queen to Roncesvalles. Only purchases were a cheap 3-CD set of a Louis Armstrong bio that aired on CBC Radio and Charlie Chaplin's autobiography. Odd conversation in the bookstore I found the latter:

CLERK: Chaplin.
JB: Yes.
CLERK: Cash.
JB: Yes.
CLERK: Five.
JB: Here.
CLERK: Bag.
JB: Pack.
CLERK: Good.
JB: Thanks.
CLERK: Later, alligator.

Darn, the last line broke the monosyllabic, rapid-fire rhythm.

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