CUSTOMER is female in her 70s. BEN is working at the information desk.
CUSTOMER: Where’s Broke?
BEN: It’s up front on our bestseller table. Let me run up and get a copy for you.
[BEN retrieves book.]
CUSTOMER: And what about Bush’s book?
BEN: You know, that’s up front too but I think we’ve got a copy right back here.
[BEN takes one from the stack at the info desk.]
BEN: It’s not stickered but this is on our bestseller list too.
[CUSTOMER takes meaningful look at book, then runs her hand across the cover.]
CUSTOMER: I don’t know what you are, but if you’re like me, you sure wish he’d come back.
BEN: I’ve heard it’s a very interesting book.
CUSTOMER: No matter what you think, at least we knew he was an American.
BEN: Actually I think our current president is an American as well.
CUSTOMER: Well then I know what you are.
BEN: Just someone who believes the facts, m’am.
CUSTOMER: Hmmm. We could have an interesting conversation, you and I, about what this country is going to look like in six months. Things are changing now. For the better.
BEN: I certainly hope they are.
CUSTOMER: Six months. I’ll come back and find you and we’ll talk. What’s your name?
BEN: My name is Ben. And I look forward to having that conversation. What is your name?
CUSTOMER: Jan. Your name is what again?
CUSTOMER: Ben. We’ll talk. Six months. Good day.