Coworker, seeing my Order of the Phoenix on my desk: “Oh, Harry Potter, are you reading it again?”
Me: turning slightly pale as she approaches the book, “Yeah…”
Coworker: “Wow, it’s huge,” *touches the cover-my heart sinks* “How long’s that?” *grabs the book. GRABS.THE.BOOK.
My Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book.
In her Muggle hands.*
Coworker: *leafing through my book, oh the horror!* “Don’t you get tired of reading the same thing over and over again?”
Me: using each ounce of self-control I have not to grab my precious baby from her hands and saving its fragile, still smooth spine from creaking and my heart from bursting, “No…look, I think we can continue the test like this,” trying to grab her attention back to work and away.from.my.book!