As a Potterhead, this is by far the best exchange I have witnessed in a Barnes and Noble.
Me:*le looking at the merchandise at the Harry Potter table*
Old guy:*le walks up and flips through a poster book*
Girl:*walks up* Dad.. What are you looking at? What's.. Harry .. Porter?
Guy: Please. Just stop.
Guy:*sighs* Harry Potter is literally the greatest phenomenon of your generation. There are books and movies and it's in the media all the time. It's basically imbedded into our culture. You can't go a day without hearing about it. Especially now. Stop trying to act cool. I know you know what Harry Potter is. If you're trying to impress this girl,- *gestures toward me* - you're failing.This girl here probably thinks you're a stuck up teenager. For gods sake, I'm pretty sure she's contemplating buying a wand.
No. This is NOT the time to reblog pictures of guys with abs. NOT the time to reblog a tweet from a celeb saying how much they love their fans. NOT a time to reblog girls in pretty clothes. NO. Tonight is about London. And the countless number of people risking their lives to help the city, instead of destroying it. It IS the time to pray for London. NOT time for anything else.
Congratulations, Troubled Youth of Britain. Your plan to have your voice heard is going splendidly. Obviously after burning down people's homes, places of work and cars, after looting shops and burgling people's homes, rioting outside hospitals and other places that offer refuge and shelter for vulnerable people, after all this, the rest of the United Kingdom will eagerly respect and value your opinion and gladly treat you like responsible human beings.
I would just like to shout out to Maggie Smith, the actress who played Minerva McGonagall. During the last two films, she was going through chemotherapy because she had breast cancer. This woman put on her brave face and did the best damn acting she could. She looked beautiful and perfect as though she were as healthy as could be. She brought tears to our eyes and smiles to our lips whilst battling CANCER and Death Eaters. Did she have to keep on play McGonagall? No, of course not. She could have stopped to get healthy at a steady pace. But she kept acting for us, for the fans. I would just like to thank her and show my appreciation.