Got my haircut tonight. I goto the place across from a mall that was demolished and is now being rebuilt. The project has taken them a lot longer than originally planned and is finally starting to take shape after two years.
I’m doing the obligatory chit chat with the lady cuttying my hair.
Me: “So, the mall is really coming along.”
Her: “Yeah! I was talking to one of the guys working over there and they said a ‘Floyds Barber Shop’ is going in! And a ‘Noodles & Co.’!! I’m so excited. I’m gonna get a job and Floyds so I don’t have to be here anymore and I’m going to eat at Noodles everyday!”
Me: “Huh. Okay. Well, I’m looking forwrd to the ‘Barnes & Nobles’ going in.”
Her: “The what?”
Me: “The ‘Barnes & Nobles’.”
Her: “What’s that?”
Me: “…a bookstore?”
Her: “Oh. I’ve never heard of it.”
Me: “. . .”