Overheard at Barnes & Noble:
Cashier: “Um… you really need five of these?”
Customer: “They’re for my nephews.”
Cashier: “Oh, okay. So you’re, like, the favorite uncle, huh?”
Customer: [proudly] “Yes I am!”
Cashier: “I thought maybe you were buying them because your daughter was in them, and you wanted them off the shelves.”
And with that, I totally invaded the customer’s personal space to get a good look at his purchases, which turned out to be multiple copies of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Awesome. The next time my own niece and nephew are in town, I’m presenting them with commemorative editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves and The Guy’s Guide to Feminism.