Thursday, May 11, 2006

Porn Preferred to "DaVinci Code"

I overheard this discussion today between some cashiers at the local Mega-Mart, as one was telling the other about the fury and indignation of a customer because the store had copies of "The DaVinci Code" for sale in the store.

#1 - He would not stop complaining, demanded to see the manager over this DaVinci book. He said it was the most offensive thing he'd ever seen in public.

#2 - He said that?

#1 - He did. It didn't stop him from buying two microwaves, though. Said I was going to Hell and so was everyone in the store.

#2 - He said that?

#1 - He did. He was all tore up.

#2 - It was about a book? What book? I ain't never heard of it.

#1 - He would not let it go. Said he would rather his child be able to see stacks of pornography magazines out on display. Said that would be better for his boy.

#2 - He wants to see porn?

#1 - That's the stupidest thing I ever heard. Said his whole church was mad. I can't believe what he said. He wants he boy to see books of ... butts and stuff ... not a book of fiction.

#2 - He's crazy!

#1 - He is.

12 comments:

newscoma said...

You said Porn.
He hee heh

Joe Powell said...

Guess that means I'll get the skeevy traffic of net-verts since I used it in the headline too ......

The Editor said...

Well... considering what a piece of $#!+ tha DaVinci Code is, I too would rather expose my child to porn.
...if I had a child.

newscoma said...

You know, I have never read the DaVinci Code.
I tried but zzzzzzz. What were we talking about?
Porn....yes.

Wednesday T. Guevara said...

The DaVinci Code? Meh. Porn, on the other hand, is always a good idea.

At Barnes and Chernobyl we would get one crazy per day at least that took us to task for a book that they didn't like. My standard response: "Ma'am/Sir, this is a bookstore. We sell books. If we took every book off the shelf that offended somebody, we would have nothing left to sell."

Usually this shut up the crazies, but one time I got a lady (she was upset because we carried "What is Scientology?" and "Dianetics" by L. Ron Hubbard) who said she would rather have no bookstores at all than to have to see "that cultist propaganda" displayed anywhere. It didn't stop her from buying a Deepak Chopra book, though.

LA Barabbas said...

What the hell is that guy doing with two microwaves? That I don't trust...

Ann Lloyd said...

I liked the DaVinci Code. It was a well researched piece of FICTION, quite unlike the Bible. Given a choice of The DaVinci Code, Dianetics or the Old Testament, I'd rather "read" pornography. And what were you doing at the "local Mega-Mart"? Weren't you raised better than that?

Joe Powell said...

Someone told me that pornographic scientology was on sale there, and I went to protest. However, I realized when I got there I did not have a protest sign, and I went inside to buy some signboards and paint.

Tits McGee said...

I heart butts and stuff.

Also, this post totally just made my morning.

The Editor said...

LA-B, you are so on the money! What does any normal person need with two microwaves?
Be afraid... be very afraid.

Brother Mike said...

I must take issue with Ann Lloyd. I'm sorry, but where did you get the idea that the Bible is not a work of fiction?

Joe Powell said...

um, just a guess, brother mike, but maybe from the "new science" agenda of the right wing, from church or maybe in any American courthouse?? :)