“One of the drawbacks of working in a bookstore, something I did for many years, is that it can be like working in a small-town pharmacy. You learn things about people you might rather not know. What sort of face do you put on when your new girlfriend’s mother comes to the counter with a Newt Gingrich novel, a scented candle and a copy of ‘The Herpes Survival Guide’?”
Dwight Garner, Books of the Times, NYT
You put on your gotta-find-a-new-girlfriend face.