Guy: Yeah, uhm….I’m looking for something for my daughter. Some books to give her. For her birthday. I just stopped in for some coffee and my wife texted me to remind me it's my daughter's birthday this weekend.
Bookseller: Great! I can help you out! How old is your daughter?
Guy: Eleven. Or wait, ten. She’s going to be eleven.
Bookseller: What grade is she in?
Guy: Ffffffouuu..ifth. Fifth. Fifth grade.
Bookseller: Okay, fifth grade. And what kinds of books does she like to read?
Bookseller: Well, what are some things she’s interested in? Or what kind of activities is she involved in?
Guy: Well, she played soccer in Kindergarten.
Bookseller: Does she still play soccer? Do you think she’d like a book about soccer? Mia Hamm?
Guy: Uhm…you know…hmmmm. I’m not sure.
Bookseller: Okay. Let’s see…what are some things she likes to talk about with you? You know...friends, school, movies, music. Maybe that will give us a clue.
Bookseller: Does she like puzzles? Does she like to draw?
Bookseller: Does she like animals? Is she a girly girl or a tomboy, or a bit of each?
Bookseller: Does like to cook or do crafts?
Guy: Jeez…I'm just...I’m just not sure.
Bookseller: How about boys? Is she started to get interested in boys?
Guy: I’m thinking….
Guy: I’m thinking...maybe I really don’t know my own daughter very well…do I?
Guy: Oh boy.
Bookseller: Listen…here’s an idea. Why don’t you bring her to the store this week, and she can show you what she likes. You can ask her some questions, and she can tell you what she’s interested in.
Bookseller: Then have some cocoa and cookies at the café and together you can look over the books she's chosen.
Guy: I think she’d like that.
Bookseller: I think she would, too.
Guy: Thank you. Thank you.
Bookseller: No problem! Have a great day.
Guy: Thank you.
Bookseller: Don't mention it. You're very, very welcome.