After reading a review on the new book by Jared Diamond, 'The World until Yesterday' I decided to get a copy. At the local book store the lady searched for the book on their computer system to make sure it was in stock. She found the book and said hesitantly, 'It's bio/reference book, is that what you want?'
The lady found the book on the shelf, but instead of handing me the book, she began reading the blurb as if checking to make sure this book would be suitable for me. Then she says, 'oh it's about how the tribes care for the elderly.'
I answer, 'yeah they kill the elderly.'
She quickly put the book back on the shelf saying that she wasn't going to give this book to her children.