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Thursday, September 08, 2005
Let me elaborate on that last post a little:
When the tranny in a thrift-store wig is the normal person in your group, your little coterie has gone way beyond the boundaries of "charmingly eccentric" and are deep into "freaking weirdo" territory. And I'm not making fun of the tranny. As I said, she was the most level-headed and well-socialized member of the group. It's her friends that have made me realize that there's a whole other level of strange behavior from comic fans that I wasn't previously aware.
Other highlights of the day included:
The born-again Christian gamers trying to convert people in the store.
The yelled conversation about anime, including why it's "immoral" for copy-right holders to try to protect their copyright. Not loud. Not enthusiastic. Talking to the person standing less than five feet from him as if she were fifty.
Cryptic message being left by co-workers, none of whom could remember who wrote it or why. These messages would contain lots of information, but none that was actually needed. Like one that contained a name, a phone number, and the title of a comic. And? Did this person want to buy? Sell? What? And as is the wont of my co-workers, no one could remember whether or not they were the ones who wrote the note in the first place.
This winner of a conversation: "Do you have any Western Cowdude comics?" Hmm, let me check. No, we don't have any at the moment. "So, where would they be?" Well, if we had any, they would be in this box. But at the moment we don't have any. "Do they still make them?" No, they haven't made them in about forty years. "So when do you plan on getting some new ones in?" ...Unless someone has a collection of them and brings them in to sell to us, we won't be getting any. "So do you have any Western Cowdude comics?" ...? Uh, no. Sorry. If we had any, they'd have been in this box which I just checked for you. (Five minutes later, to one of my co-workers): "Do you have any Western Cowdude comics?"
And this was all combined with the normal Wednesday crush and the normal Thursday crush. So, yeah...one of those days.