Sunday, December 16, 2007

Chicken Soup for Jerk-Faces

I overheard something in my local big box bookstore that both amused and deeply distressed me. An employee was guiding a customer through the store and the only line I caught was, "Well Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul is in the golf section and Chicken Soup for the Young Mother's Soul is in the parenting section."
That a term that once addressed the most fundamental aspect of our being could take on such denotations makes me blow a circuit. And if I, in my little corner of the world, overheard such a comment then shivers begin up my spine as I think of the scores of English Lit students employed at bookstores guiding people into the tentacles of the ubiquitous genre of Chicken Soup.


The Cockpit Radio Blare said...

You are right to guess... but you have no idea.

The Cockpit Radio Blare said...