|I Get The Tough Questions
||[Dec. 18th, 2007|02:58 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Sunday, a woman and her boyfriend walk into the comic shop and the woman says to me and my co-worker Craig, "OK, so you know like when a person walks into a movie store and asks for a song, but they can only sing one note? Well..." And she trails off.
With magnificent self-control, we neither looked at one another nor tilted our heads into "BAROO?" position. Craig just said, "Give it a shot."
So she continues, "OK, two years ago I was in a friend's apartment and he had these comics on his shelf and they were really thick and the art was, like, black and white and really fantastic..."
I smile. "Was it about an aardvark?" I ask.
Her jaw drops open. "IT WAS!!! How did you know?!" I led her over to the three Cerebus phone books we had in stock and told her the author was Dave Sim.
She continued, "I like how I was going on and on with all these details and you just went straight for the aardvark."
That's me. I go straight for the aardvark.