I love people. If I keep telling myself that, I may end up believing it.
One thing I do love is reading. Its hard to find me without something to read, so any "down time" I have is spent with a book or an e-reader at hand. Like when I'm waiting for a bus.
"Hey, what's that thing?" asked the young lady.
"What's it for?"
"Can you get the internet on it?"
"Yes, but is kind of slow." (Proceed to show her how I can get on the internet and get to Google.)
"Oh. But you can only go to Google, huh."
"No, but its really slow so I don't use the 'net on it a lot."
"So, what's it for?"
"Is that all?"
"Yes" I lied.
"I thought it could go on the internet?"
"It can, but its very slow, so I use it only for reading."
"Oh. What's it do?"
At this point, I was ready to show her another facet of the Kindle: that of weapon. But, my bus came and she was saved.
After I got done shopping, and was on my way back home (on another bus), I was reading again. Gee, guess what? Another question:
"Oh. Its not an iPad?"
"No, its a Kindle."
"Huh. Looks like it should be an iPad."
"Well, its not. Its a Kindle and I'm trying to read."
"Why don't you use a book?"
This was the point where the bus driver burst out laughing. I put the Kindle away and haven't taken it out in public since. I am terribly afraid to take the Bebook out in public at all.....