July 16, 2005

Scenes from a Denver, CO Barnes and Noble

10:02 AM - July 16 2005

A group of adults dressed in wizard attire congregates at the door. They see me approaching. They look at me as if I am the weird one. The following conversation ensued.

Wizard # 1: (A 55ish looking man wearing a green cape and long scraggly beard) "... Hey er there muggle. You coming to get the "HBP"?"

Me: "... Huh?

Wizard # 2: (A 35ish looking man wearing a black bath robe) "... Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Where the hell have you been muggle?"

Me: "... Do you guys work here or what?"

Wizard # 1: "... Er no, why do you ask muggle?"

Me: "...Let me get this straight. You four adults are dressed in costume, loitering outside of a bookseller, you are not employed by said bookseller, are calling me names, ie muggle, and expect me to take you seriously? I could see you guys dressing up like this at midnight last night, yet ten hours later the mystique has to have worn off. Right? If you were children, yes I could see it. You guys are averaging just a guess 45 years of age. You should not have curfews."

Witch # 1: (A 40ish woman dressed in black with the dunce cap and all) "... You would not get it muggle. You Hagrid hating muggle."

Me: Righto then.

Witch # 1: "... Go, look at your sports magazines."

Me: "... Right."

Witch # 1: "... Jo Rowling is a true American hero."

Me: "... Pardon me ma'am but is she not British?"

Wizard # 3:(A 42ish man with thinning hair and a gold tooth in the front to accentuate his yellow mid-evil cloak) To witch #1 "... He's right you twit."

Wizard # 2: To Wizard # 3 "... Why don't you just disapparate. Assfuck.

Me: "... My work here is done."

Posted by Jess at July 16, 2005 11:13 AM | TrackBack

I think this may be my favorite post yet...very good...

Posted by: erica at July 16, 2005 01:29 PM


Posted by: Biologisvensk at July 16, 2005 03:17 PM

Its OK Jess, you don't have to read/understand/care about Harry Potter. Strictly a main stream fad sort of thing. But if you're curious you can borrow my copy.

Posted by: JulieB at July 18, 2005 05:50 PM

I never said I did not. I may just like fucking with people. Hell when you look dumb you may as well act it.

Posted by: jess@ LOSLI at July 18, 2005 10:07 PM

I dunno, I dressed up and drove down to Berkeley for Rocky Horror on too many occasions to count... looking dumb has its freeing moments...

Posted by: JulieB at July 18, 2005 10:17 PM

but a little whiskey first never hurt either...

Posted by: JulieB at July 18, 2005 10:17 PM
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