Bookstore bonanza (and those funny looks)

If there's a national FBI database of reader habits - and I'm not suggesting there is, or denying that there isn't - I'm probably flagged with a big, red star.
Person of interest - with a bullet.
I splurged at the bookstore, four titles and a cool 2009 calendar with old lithographs from the National Park Service.
I might have scared the clerk a bit.
Sure, I was wearing a black stocking cap, my Smith sunglasses (perched on my head) and I hadn't shaved in two days, but I had showered and put on deodorant, even a spritz of Kenneth Cole's Reaction.
Looks aside, she gave my selections the once-over (twice) and kept shooting puzzled looks my way.
"Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72," Hunter S. Thompson
"The Best American Poetry 2008"
"Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey," Chuck Palahnuik
"When You are Engulfed in Flames," David Sedaris.
Really, what?


Quin Browne said...

sadly, it's not my favourite sedaris.

as for the rest.