Actual Conversation: Haircut

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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: “. . .”