While we're waiting to hear about The Archers, I thought you might want to hear about my lunchtime adventure today!
Today for a special lunch-time treat I decided to go to Waterstones & perhaps look at some graphic novels & such. On arriving my eye was drawn to the window display of books. In particular to a book named Ayoade on Ayoade. An apparent biography of I.T Crowd star turned director Richard Ayoade. I went inside & made the mountainous climb to the third floor film section. After a few minutes searching I was sure the book wasn't there. No luck in the biography section either. With only a 30 minute lunch hour at my disposal, I decided to ask for help. The 1st floor female shop assistant was certainly willing & even followed me into the street to see the book in the window. Back inside she consulted the computer which told her that there were currently 11 in stock. She was very sure that it would be in the film section. I mentioned that I'd already looked, but thought if the computer had said there were 11, then I must have overlooked it. I once again traversed the north face of the Eiger to reach the 3rd floor... Yep it wasn't there.
With confusion beginning to fog my world, I asked a friendly looking young man. He was convinced it would be downstairs, smilingly descending into the unknown, I waved him off . Reading a book while I was waiting seemed a good idea. I glanced down & was pleased to see Bruce Campbell's "If Chins Could Kill" an autobiography of a B movie star. Bruce Campbell is best know for his role as the wise-cracking square-jawed hero "Ash" in the comedy horror movie series "The Evil Dead" In the introduction he talked about how other such books were usually accounts of a meteroic rise/fall to/from fame. He pointed out that reading such books were a waste of time, since we already know so & so had a great career but a rotten life, or that Charlton Heston had a great voice but terrible toupee! he wanted to talk about the lesser known guys, the B-movie actors grinding away in the background. By this time the re-emerging friendly looking young man had evolved into the apologetic looking man. No he couldn't find any, strange. Did I want him to retrieve the copy from the window? I advised him that not only did I just want to have a look and may or may not buy it, but mainly that my lunch break had nearly ended and there was no more time. I took my leave.