The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Overheard in Salvation Army

Heard this conversation between two Salvation Army workers:

First guy: "...and a young guy like that, don't even have a job. Lives at home. Just buys books and keeps them in a room. Just a big room with books. Doesn't even work"

Second guy: "It's eBay and Craiglist, all of them. That's how they do it these days."

First guy: "Lives with his mother in a big room with books."

I wanted to defend myself (on the mother point anyway) but by then, they'd moved on to someone else. They kept a great running commentary on everyone that walked by. Next time I bring a recorder.

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