May 21, 2011
"Hi, I'm looking for a play. Fat Pig by Neil LaBute. It would be in the theatre section under the scripts."
"Ok, let me look it up. That's the author's name? Obo who?"
"Neil LaBute. L-A-B-U-T-E. The title is Fat Pig."
"...It's not a children's book."
"It's a play."
"...I know. That's what I'm looking for."
"Oh. Where would that be?"
"In the theatre section."
"Oh, ok. Let me go look then."
(I'm put on hold for just a little too long...)
"Ma'am? We don't have the one you were looking for, but we have Fat Pig."
Best part of the whole thing? I had her hold it for me, and when I went in to pick it up they had no idea what I was talking about. And it wasn't on the shelves. Employee #3's suggestion? "Amazon.com might have it."