Saturday, June 12, 2010

I'm a Wrecky Master!

Detours on the Reiki Path.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Setting the scene: Today, I covered for a friend who wanted to play hooky and go to the Renn Faire ( a noble cause). The following conversation took place at his bookstore.

Woman rushes in, 5 minutes after closing.

Me: We're actually closed, but I can still ring you up if you're looking for something specific".

Woman: "I'm looking for Rac*mumblemuble *for Dummies".

Me: "All of our 'For Dummies' books are just over here".

5 minutes later

Woman: "I don't see it. Do you see it?"

Me: "I'm sorry, I didn't quite understand. What were you looking for?"

Woman: "Wrecky for Dummies."

Me: *long pause* "Do you mean Reiki?"

Woman: "Uh-huh. It's an exercise system" *mimes jumping-jacks*

Me: " It's actually a healing system... a specific type of energy work".

Woman: *Gazes intently at bookshelf* "Yeah. I'm thinking about teaching it"

You can't make this shit up.

- Carmin


Greymentality said...

O_o Well... maybe throwing the book back and forth in some sort of aerobic... ok... or maybe... I give. Whiskey tango foxtrot? Are you sure she meant Reiki?

Lodestone and Ladys Mantle said...

I am, unfortunately, quite sure that she meant reiki.
Just keep this conversation in mind when you see Reiki classes available (at $400 a pop) at your local messy-physical stores.

Leathra said...


Anonymous said...

*face palm*

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

oh no! I've felt that way in some classes I've been in before- Like I want to see each teacher's education and experience list prior to them trying to share "knowledge" with me. I once went to a weight watchers meeting where the counselor told us sometimes she just eats a bag of "wow" (fat free) potatoe chips for dinner. um, how's that healthy?

Kallista said...

I've worked in a bookstore too a couple of years back and I know this type of customer. It's gutting it keeps happening.
I had one that asked me where we keep the 'satan books, you know... like magic and stuff' so yeah... *sigh*