There are a couple of books which have been published recently called 'Weird Things People Say in a Bookshop' and I've got an entry I'd like considered for number three in the series...

A customer came into the shop the other day and asked my colleague if we had a particular book. She was very clear about the title. It's called 'The Man Who Jumped Over a Fence with His Slippers On', she said.

The computer wasn't working so my colleague was unable to look up this specific title, but he carefully wrote it down on an order card and promised to get back to her once he had located it.

In the meantime, he said, was she sure it wasn't the bestselling book called 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared'? Yes, that's it, she said, without a moment's hesitation.