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The Autobiography of Russell
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Ordered: The Ethical Slut
The other day I locked myself out of the house. I did have my wallet and a spare key to my car so I figured I would hang out at Papa Johns, Hastings, and wherever until my sister or brother got home.

Earlier I had checked online to see if Hastings carried "The Ethical Slut". While at Hastings I asked the lady at the book counter if they had the book in stock. When I told her the name she remarked that it must be some sort of fiction book. As I started to say "No, it's about relationships" the information came up on the computer and she went "Oh...". Apparently the book is on the restricted list, because she asked if I was 21. I said no, but shouldn't that be 18? You can go to an adult store, buy cigarettes, and look at porn at 18 so why would I need to be 21? I was right so I showed her my license and Hastings rental card. She then asked if the number they have on file is right and it took me a moment (again) to replay the number she said in my head and verify it was right.

After she had verified the phone number and confirmed the order I asked if she could add an alternate number in there. She seemed to think I was trying to keep someone else from finding out what I had ordered because she started to assure me that when it came in she would just say that I have a book in. I assured her I was not concerned about that, because my brother wouldn't care and I don't care what my sister thinks. I just figured it would be quicker to get notified on my cell phone because if I happen to be working then I can pick it up before I go home rather than make a trip right back.

Her reaction when the book information showed on the computer, and her mistaken belief that I was trying to be discreet about getting it, was very amusing.

Current Mood: amused amused
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raist_ From: raist_ Date: February 15th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm told that it's a really good book.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 15th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It will be interesting to see exactly what it talks about (and what puts it on the "restricted" list). The book gets recommended a lot in polyamory to newcomers and, well, pretty much everyone. I've been lurking there for quite some time and just now getting around to the book. Even if it may turn out that polyamory isn't what I'm looking for, I think it's still an interesting concept.
raist_ From: raist_ Date: February 15th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know it's about polyarmory, but I don't remember the specifics of what it talked about. A friend of mine highly recommends it.
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