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Crispin's Crispian
09-16-2008, 04:20 PM
I was just at Barnes & Noble itching to shoot my gift card wad on Toll the Hounds, and as I was walking to the back (where they stash the SF&F), I overheard this:

(Patron = young woman, maybe in her first year of college;
CSR = middle-aged female customer service rep)


Patron: Do you have the Lord of the Rings books?

CSR: The what?

Patron: The Lord of the Rings books?

CSR [walking over to computer]: Who's the author?

Patron: Oh...[pause] I should know this.

Me [stepping over briefly and chuckling under my breath]: Tolkein?

Patron [abashedly]: Yeah, that's it. Tolkien.

[CSR types in name as I am going back to my business]


I had located TTH and was walking back before the lovely couple even got to the SF&F section.

Some nerd she was.

Davian93
09-16-2008, 04:24 PM
So who's she trying to impress by buying tLotR? Must be trying to get some SciFi/Fantasy nerd into the sack.

Cary Sedai
09-16-2008, 04:25 PM
Maybe she's taking a class on Tolkien.

Davian93
09-16-2008, 04:26 PM
Maybe she's taking a class on Tolkien.

I like my theory better: Some chicks dig nerds. ;)

Gilshalos Sedai
09-16-2008, 04:30 PM
Then she needs to do her homework better.

Crispin's Crispian
09-16-2008, 04:33 PM
And how about the CSR? I mean...it's a book store, and LotR is, like, really popular and stuff.

pops taer
09-16-2008, 04:33 PM
I like my theory better: Some chicks dig nerds. ;)

But 'do all nerds love chicks?'

Gilshalos Sedai
09-16-2008, 04:35 PM
So who's she trying to impress by buying tLotR? Must be trying to get some SciFi/Fantasy nerd into the sack.

Who are we kidding... that ain't difficult.

Terez
09-16-2008, 04:40 PM
Who are we kidding... that ain't difficult.
So says the expert...

Cary Sedai
09-16-2008, 04:44 PM
So says the expert...

LOL

I've got my very own nerd, too! :D

JSUCamel
09-16-2008, 04:58 PM
I want a nerdy girlfriend. But I also want one who's comfortable around other people, likes to be social, and enjoys random non-nerdy things.

Like... i dunno.. Felicia Day (http://www.twitter.com/feliciaday).

*swoon*

irerancincpkc
09-16-2008, 05:16 PM
I bet she had just watched the movies and decided she wanted to read the books to try and be cool or something... :D

Davian93
09-16-2008, 06:17 PM
I bet she had just watched the movies and decided she wanted to read the books to try and be cool or something... :D

I stand by my theory: She was trying to bag a nerd...Good luck lady, we've got standards!

irerancincpkc
09-16-2008, 06:21 PM
I stand by my theory: She was trying to bag a nerd...Good luck lady, we've got standards!
The standards depend on the hotness of the lady, of course... :D

Davian93
09-16-2008, 06:24 PM
The standards depend on the hotness of the lady, of course... :D

Most Definitely.

Anaiya Sedai
09-16-2008, 10:34 PM
I want a nerdy girlfriend. But I also want one who's comfortable around other people, likes to be social, and enjoys random non-nerdy things.

not me then :D
I was just talking to someone on msn about how I prefer staying in on a saturday night to play guilldwars.. :rolleyes:

and LOL at LotR.

JSUCamel
09-16-2008, 10:49 PM
not me then :D

Good thing, then, I guess, since you clearly don't want to be my girlfriend.

To clarify: staying in to play GW is perfectly fine, and even preferable some nights. But I also enjoy theatre, bars, concerts,.. you know.. out-of-the-house dates ;)

The Immortal One
09-16-2008, 10:58 PM
I thought that everyone knew about Lord of the Rings.

They might like, dislike or be ambivalent towards it; but this customer service rep is the first person I've heard of who didn't even know of it. The girl doesn't count because everyone has mind-blanks every now and then.

As for the 'nerdy girl-friend' talk... I'm not even going to comment (except for saying I'm not going to!).