29 March 2010

Keeping it real...

I'm browsing in a branch of an international bookstore chain. In the next aisle, a customer wants a bible as a confirmation present for her niece and has asked an assistant for help in choosing it.

“...and this is the Authorised Version," says the assistant, earnestly, "it's like the director's cut DVD of a film: it's been directly approved by the author...”

(This is not the first time or place in which I have heard the same or similar "information" being dispensed.)

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