Customer: Do you have a book on mummification? Like a ‘how to’?
Me: You want to mummify someone?
Customer: No, my daughter’s decided that her doll has died, and she’s obsessed with the Egyptians. So she wants to mummify it, and she refuses to believe that wrapping it up in toilet roll is the real thing.
Me: Ah. Well, I’m afraid we don’t have any instruction manuals on mummification.
Customer: Too bad. Maybe I’ll just go with papier mache.
Me: That’s good thinking.
Customer: I thought so;.
Me: Oh, and don’t forget to pull the doll’s brain out through its nose.
Customer: Yeah. I’m hoping we can skip that bit.