Hey, guys! I have another story for y’all 😀
So, on Sunday, I went to Barnes & Noble to look around and decided to get Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I really enjoyed Fangirl and have heard so much about Eleanor & Park, that I decided to get it. I was debating on whether to get the edition with the award on it or to get the original.
I ended up picking the original.
I go into the music section of Barnes & Noble, holding Eleanor & Park, and the employee working in that section and I have a short bookish conversation ^.^
My friend had actually come with me to B&N, and while I looked in the music section, she was in another section, flipping through a book.
So I go back over to her and glance back to look at other books near us when I see a collector’s edition of Eleanor & Park. ONE COPY.
My Thoughts: Where did that come from?!
So I go over and pick it up, examine it all fangirl-like… and there came a girl. While I was inner fangirling over this collector’s edition, she just kind of came up beside me.
Now, I didn’t know if she wanted to move past me or what, and I was kind of confused, so I glance up and take a step back, because I was thinking that maybe I was in her way. She doesn’t say anything, so I’m kind of confused. I awkwardly look back at the collector’s book and decide that I’m just going to stick with the copy I’d picked out.
I look back up to see that the girl is still standing there. At this point I’m officially confused.
And then… she talks.
Her: *awkward voice* Oh, actually, I put that down there.
Me: *awkward laugh-type-thing* Oh, sorry! *puts the book down on the shelf* *thanks the gods that I’d already decided to get the first copy I’d chosen*
Her: Oh, no, it’s okay, you can take it.
Me: Oh, it’s fine, I was getting this copy anyway!
Her: Oh, okay.
*we both walk away in our separate directions*
Okay, I’m not the best conversationalist, and that conversation was sooo awkward! I was super confused, because after we parted ways, she didn’t get pick up the book.
So I’m waiting for my friend to finish flipping through a book, and we’re in the same section, and I see Collector’s Edition girl come back and get her book all ninja-like.
I realized what had happened, and if I had been in her shoes, I would have felt totally weird about picking up the book after the whole situation.
After that, my friend and I walk around B&N for a while longer, and I SWEAR, every section we went to, Collector’s Edition girl was there! It was the most awkward, weird experience ever, I kid you not.
We ended up stopping at the café in the store, and guess who was there?
Collector’s Edition girl.
Right now, I’m laughing so hard at the hilariousness of it all, but my Sunday self was super embarrassed 😄
I was just like, “Okay, we need to hatch an escape plan, ASAP, and it needs to be so good that the Dauntless would be impressed.” But, for real, I think we both were embarrassed, me and Collector’s Edition girl.
Anyway, I just thought that would be a funny thing to blog about, because that’s never happened to me before. And if you’re reading this and are thinking that you’re Collector’s Edition girl… um… Hey! How’s life? 😀
Has something like this ever happened to you before? Was it really awkward, or did you and the other party just laugh it off? (I think I’m incapable of laughing off situations when they’re happening, lol.)
That’s all for now!