in your copy of Ben & Me was a receipt. And such a long receipt from a bookstore I have rarely seen! This looked like a receipt from my Vanderbilt Bookstore days, not a B&N, but yet it was from your days at the Little Professor. You spent over $350 AFTER your 30% staff discount on 36 books!! Damn girl! I'm also shocked that sales tax was only 5.75%. And I now have your visa number. (In case you're wondering, this happened on 10/22/96.)
I hope she doesn't throw the receipt out as I'm curious to see what all I bought back then (and most likely still haven't read). Looking at the date she's mentioned, that might have been my very last day of work at Little Professor as I was three months pregnant and terribly, terribly sick with morning sickness. (Do you like how I can rationalize the appallingly large bill even this many years later?) If that wasn't the last day, it certainly was only shortly after that that I quit for good. Boy do I miss that discount! Perhaps the receipt should go in W.'s baby book so he knows what I gave up for him? ;-) Here's hoping I've gotten better at covering my book buying tracks in the ensuing 14 years although I suspect that my shelves might give me away even if the receipts disappear.
Life has sort of ganged up on me this week so it's not been a stellar reading week. Instead it's been a hibernate in bed and eat ice cream kind of week although I did spend time in India and America watching two families both impacted by one daughter. I read about a 25 year old virgin. I lost a job and a fiance with a young chef who then bolted to Italy in order to find what she really wanted out of life. And I eavesdropped on a sister and a husband as they face the idea of the biggest person in their world losing language entirely. Where have you spent your week traveling?