So, funny story.
While I was braving the mob of last-minute Christmas shoppers, I went into the Newbury Comics store in the mall. It’s like nerd central over there, I love it. They sell books and comics and other geeky trinkets. I was trying to find a present for my boyfriend, Micheal (Y’know, that guy you hear so much about on my blog). Thankfully, he’s a big nerd too. So I found something in the store that led me to have this interesting conversation with the store clerk.
(This is a side note; I try to be considerate and a freaking perfectionist when buying gifts. I consider myself a pretty good gift getter, most of the time. I pride myself on it. I put a lot of thought into the presents I get for people.)
(Another side note; I can’t say specifically what I bought, because my boyfriend will probably read this and I want his Christmas presents to be a surprise. I might have to censor myself. We’ll call it a Star Wars related item.)
Here’s how that conversation more or less went….
I picked up said Star War’s related item and looked mildly interested in it. This store clerk guy came over. Not gonna lie, he looked like a cute dork from a cartoon, with big glasses and a nervous laugh. Maybe he was still in high school, I don’t know.
“That’s a good [Star Wars Item]” He commented.
“Oh yeah? I’m trying to find something for my boyfriend and he’s a big fan of Star Wars.”
“Yeah, that one’s pretty popular.” Note; I think he was right about that, because there were only three of ‘said item’ in stock in the entire store and they all looked beat up. I tried to find the least damaged one. Back to story.
I told him while examining said item “I think he’d like it, he likes stuff like this”
Then he asked me, “Is your boyfriend a Jedi or a Sith Lord?”
“Excuse me?” I was genuinely unsure. Is that something you’re supposed to ask your significant other? Should I know that off the top of my head? I mean, we’ve been dating almost six years, shouldn’t I know if my boyfriend is a Jedi or a Sith Lord?
“Well…” I said, somewhat stunned by the question. How do I even answer that? “I’m not a huge Star Wars fan myself. But I know his favorite character is Kylo Ren.”
This poor store clerk. “Cool, he’s with the Sith. They’re the bad guys.” I may not be a big fan of Star Wars, but I know the Sith are the bad guys. Who doesn’t know that?
Then he said “Your boyfriend’s probably a Sith Lord” What? Are you calling my boyfriend a Sith Lord? Should I be insulted? He’s more of a turtle than a Sith Lord.
Me trying to change the subject back to the said Star Wars related item I was thinking of buying. “Yeah, I think he’ll like this because [
reasons why my non Sith Lord boyfriend would like said gift]”
“Oh Yeah, and also because it has [
more reasons why my non Sith Lord boyfriend would like said gift]” He was adorable, he was just as excited about the ‘item’and he actually did sell it to me. So points for being a good salesman, I guess.
I tried to wrap up the conversation because it was 30 degrees outside and I wore a bunch of layers, but inside the store it was 110 degrees and I was slowly melting in my sweater as I bought the thing.
Hopefully Michael likes said Star Wars thing. Cross your fingers when Christmas rolls around. What are you guys up to this holiday season? Getting carried away in the bustle of shopping? And just for reassurance, that’s a weird question to ask someone right? Or is it just me?
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