I visited the comic book store because of the knowledgeable guy! He was amazing! There were more than thirty boxes filled with one volume comics. And the guy could tell me exactly where the comics are with Dr. Strange, a Marvel character. It made me ask him whether they have a shop. He told me that they didn't have one yet. Only a website in the making that will relaunch soon.
At home, I found their Facebook page so I liked it and waited till their website relaunched. Then I saw that their comic book store opened. I e-mailed the shop and the owner of the comic book store replied frequently, which was so client friendly. I waited till I had time to visit them, because the comic book store is in another city. I made a city day trip out of it eventually. It is still funny being a tourist in a city within my own country. Especially when people address you in English.
A detour story before I go back to the comic book store story. At a camping/hiking store, I was checking out rows of backpacks and heard a male voice say: "Hi."
I said hi back, but my voice was of a cute little girl which freaked me out.
The male voice followed with a smile in his tone: "Can I help you?"
I turned around, while I was still startled by myself. The guy was super cute and had a blush on his cheeks! Which made my next sentence horrible.
Still with the cute little girl voice and a smile: "No, I am fine. I am jjjuuussst looking around."
The guy smiled broadly and looked at the ground shyly, than walked away.
I sighed, while I continued reading labels from backpacks.
I walked into the comic book store and saw boxes filled with comics. Almost the same scenario as at Dutch Comic con, but now in a store. The store is just three months old. After that I noticed a group of guys, who were sorting comics.
I walked up to them and a guy with glasses started to talk to me. He told me alot about comics which I was looking for and I thought: "There is another one of them! Another guy, who knows about what he is selling and is a fan of what he sells as well." About half an hour or it felt like half an hour, he let me go to explore the boxes of one volume comics.
The glasses guy and the slim bearded guy were talking about nasi, that it gets better the more days you keep it. The slim guy was very quiet and I so wanted to not comment on the nasi, so I didn't. The slim guy told him that he can't cook, than he said he hasn't eaten at all. The glasses guy told him that it isn't good and that he will smoke first before they go to eat lunch. They were talking about movies and books. I don't know why but I chatted with them too about theories of movies, books and such.
It was refreshing to hear someone argument about the movies from Peter Jackson and finding the books better due to the weird detours in the movie. The glasses guy went out for a smoke.
The slim guy doesn't seem to smoke, so he stayed behind with the two other employees sorting comics so I replied: "I agree with you, the books are better. But in the Hobbit the dragon was very cool! It is strange though the extra landscapes in Lord of the rings, perhaps it was a commercial for New Zealand?" The guy smiled, than laughed. Soooo cute!
They went out for lunch, sooner than I expected they were back and I felt a stare, so I turned around. The slim guy was eating a bread not sure what was spread on it. He was apparantly standing behind me. He stopped chewing when I glanced at him. Perhaps he was thinking: "The girl can't reach the boxes in the back so I need to help her pull the boxes out..." By the way, I was looking through several boxes looking for Spiderman and Dr. Strange. The S for Spiderman, D for Amazing spiderman... (their are too many Spiderman versions) and D for Dr. Strange.
After lunch, they continued chatting, it turned out the slim guy is living in a slanted house and that it is due to his study books and his bed should balance it out or something like that. Later the slim guy added that he will start a PhD when he graduates. Than the glasses guy said: "Good thing I persuaded you to get a haircut. It looks way better on you."
Is the glasses guy telling me, who the slim guy is? At a certain point it seemed like the glasses guy was making a commercial for his friend, the slim guy.
It was quiet and the slim guy suddenly sings: "Spiderman, Spiderman..." And stops!
The slim guy says: "I shouldn't sing! I can't sing and can't cook..."
The glasses guy and another guy sighed out of relief. It didn't sound bad, but this was the part of the song that isn't difficult. It made me smile broadly though, which the guy at the counter saw. The guy at the counter is the owner of the shop.
The guys are hilarious and I can understand why they work at this place.
The haircut comment made me think: "So I do recognize him or didn't I?"
After I paid for the comic books I asked: "Are you the guy from Dutch Comic con?"
The glasses guy: "You have a fan!"
I: "You said you changed your haircut, so it made me wonder..."
The glasses guy: "S's facebook page also had a picture of his new haircut!"
I smiled received my comic books in a plastic bag and a digital receipt. I put the plastic bag into my backpack, while the guy with glasses said: "I want a receipt too! Wait I have to buy something..."
I smiled and walked passed them: "See you, bye."
And left the store.
I still wonder though: "Should I add S to my facebook? Was he interested in me and just shy, so the glasses guy made him chat about himself?"
Line of today: Cute guys, who are passionate about something *swoon*