Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Medieval Horror, Reference Edition

The young man asked if we had a Medieval Horror. I asked if it was a book or a movie, doing my usual thing, trying to narrow it down since I had no idea what he was talking about. It's a movie evidently, and I went to work on the catalog, but nothing came up. I asked if he knew anybody who was in it. He didn't. I asked him if he knew anything about the plot. He didn't; somebody recommended it.

I asked him if he was sure of the title. He was. I fed him back the stuff he had told me to make sure I had it right. Among the things I said in my summary was, "So it's a horror movie that takes place in Medieval times." He stopped me. It was modern times, from about 20 years ago. He spelled the name of the movie: Amityville Horror. I felt like a jerk.

For the record: We own 2 copies of the movie and 2 of the book, but both of the movies were checked out.


thegreatandgeneralincandescence said...

I love your blog, I think we must have overlapping patronages!

Dances With Keyboards said...

Don't feel bad. I once mistook "CBD" (Commerce Business Daily) for "Scooby Doo." He was talking SO fast!

Lisa said...

So sorry you're no longer blogging! Your sense of humor made for some interesting posts!