Overheard in the bookshop...
Customer: I've always wondered why God was called Harold.
Customer's friend: Was he? I thought he was just called God.
Customer: No. In the Lord's prayer, he's called Harold.
Customer's friend: ...I don't think that's right.
Customer: Yes it is; it goes: "Dear Heavenly father, who art in Heaven. Harold be thy name."
Customer's friend: ...Isn't it 'hallowed be thy name'?
Customer: I'm pretty sure it's Harold.
Customer's friend: Oh.
Customer: Let's ask the bookseller, she'll know.
(I'm quietly dying of laughter behind the desk)
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
Crosstalk by Connie Willis
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