By Griffin Hansbury
the Barnes and Noble on Fifth Avenue, a young African-American woman
with long, hot-pink fingernails says to the Information man, "I'm
looking for Intanet."
the information man says, "Straight down, three aisles over."
The woman follows his directions, stops still in the computer books section, looks around, and returns.
the information man sends her down to the computer book section. She
goes, then returns once more. Now she's angry.She demands to know
where she can find "Intanet", but the information man is
unflappable, "The computer books are right where I told you they'd
books?" hisses the woman with the hot-pink fingernails, "I'm
looking for my cousin, Intanet. She's a person, not some
"Antoinette," annunciates the information man, "went out to lunch and sheˆll be back around 1:00."