This exchange took place yesterday morning at Half-Price, while I was running a batch of DVDs, which is located near our CD section. An older woman was apparently shoppping with her granddaugher, who looked to be about 9 or 10.
Old woman: Oh, here’s the “The Sound of Music” soundtrack!
Girl: What’s that?
Old woman (a bit dejected): Oh, you’ve never seen it on TV?
Girl (with a ‘tude): No.
I overhear this, and assume the older woman is trying to instill some good ol’ fashioned values in her granddaughter. I begin to walk back toward the register.
Old woman (calling to me): Miss? Where do you keep your Lady Gaga?
Apparently, the attempt to instill decent morals in your 10-year-old has been overruled by the elementary-school demand for Gaga. I look at her granddaughter; I doubt she even knows how sex works. Later…
Old woman: Miss, I have another question. Where do you keep that book, Precious?
Later, the woman and girl check out at the register buying a Debbie Macomber novel and an American Girl book. Morality—and age-appropriate reading material—wins the day.