i’m talking to strangers (or attempting to)… here’s why.
me: *places INSURGENT on the counter* *smiles*
her: oh, so you liked the first one?
me: yes, very much. did you?
her: me too. i haven’t had a chance to read this one yet.
me: i’m pretty excited about it.
her: are you part of our customer rewards program?
her: what’s your last name?
me: mumford. *spells*
her: *types and types* *long pause* your first name?
her: *types and types* *long pause* you said it was R-U-M-F-O-R-D?
me: oh, no. it’s MUMford with an M.
her: ah, yes. found you.
and with that second chance not to mumble, i was indeed found, rung up, and out the door with a book, which, incidentally, did not care how i spelled or spoke my last name.
12 thoughts on “conversations with strangers #31”
LOL! Hey, I kind of like “Rumford.” ;)
i do have to say that was a first. usually they hear the second “m” as an “n,” so i’ve gotten used to over enunciating that one, but it turns out it was at the expense of the first one!
hey, Rumford has a pretty nice ring to it….you could get a job as a rum spokesperson.
a rum spokesperson. hmm, only if i could wear one of those holsters with slots for all the little shot glasses.
i’m so not a liquor girl, but hey, thanks for the laugh on a dreary friday morning.
Oh, I like Karla’s idea! :) And I really do want to read Divergent one of these days…
you’re welcome to borrow my copy (one of these days)…
Did you enjoy the book? I, having an abundance of time to read while nursing bubba Mac these days, just finished insurgent. I am interested in hearing your thoughts on it!!
i haven’t read it yet. i’m taking my sweet time with BITTERBLUE. i mean, it was a long wait for her! i’ll let you know once i’ve finished INSURGENT. do you need more book recommendations?
Yes! Always need more recommendations! Thanks.
Check your email.
Skru-Bee? Skru-Bee Rumford?
i believe the correct spelling would be skrubie, but who’s really keeping track?