I’m in my favorite bookstore perusing the front table of new fiction when a clerk approaches and asks, “See anything that interests you?”
I’m thrown for a moment. The question strikes me as peculiar. My dilemma is not to find a book I’m interested in, but to restrain myself to pick up only what I can afford, what I can read before the next time I’m back in the store. Definitely a mystery to read before I go to sleep, maybe a best seller to share with my wife, a debut novel I can recommend to my book group, and the latest offering from a favorite author, of course.
Given my quandary, what question should the clerk have asked me?