Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Cough

Posted on | July 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Girl with ponytail: Do you have books on Africa? (Coughs) Excuse me.
Emily: Yes, we have…
Girl with ponytail: (Coughs) Sorry.
Emily: …a section …
Girl with ponytail: It’s the dust. (Coughs)
Emily: A section here.
Girl with ponytail: No, I mean books on (coughs) teak tables.
Emily: Pardon?
Girl with ponytail: (Coughs) Tea table books?
Emily: I…
Girl with ponytail: Like these. (Points to book)
Emily: You mean coffee table books?
Girl with ponytail: (Coughs)

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