Random Mom: "Hi."
RM: "So, my brother came in here this weekend to buy some books for my ten year old and for my sixteen year old nephew. And I think he mixed up books."
RM: "He left us some Greek God comics, which were fantastic, but also this."
She puts down a copy of "The Adventure Zone", a comic based on a podcast based on gaming culture that is not geared for ten year olds.
RM: "I work for a publisher so I didn't want to to throw it away, but also I can't have it in my house. I was not ready for my ten year old to ask me what 'masturbating' means."
Me: "Sure. If you want to just grab a book that's a better match, we can switch it out for you."
RM: "You don't need to do that. I just wanted the book to go to a more appropriate home."
Me: "I appreciate that. But it sounds like you have a responsible ten year old who deserves another book."
RM: "Thank you."
Me: "It's no problem. We'll definitely sell 'The Adventure Zone before Christmas."
RM: "Last summer I bought a book about a girl who goes to camp. Is there a sequel to that?"
Me: "'Be Prepared'? Not currently."
RM: "I think it's called 'Hidden Witch'."
Me: "Oh, that's a sequel to "Witch Boy'. We do have that."
RM: "I'll get that."
Me: "Here's your change."
RM: "You don't need to give me change."
Me: "Your book didn't cost as much. And we'll definitely sell the one you returned."
RM: "This went way more pleasantly than I imagined."
Me: "The rumors about my temperament have been greatly exaggerated."