Paging Beatrix Kiddo
I was in Nordstrom’s today, and while I was in a changing room, across the intercom came this message: Paging Beatrix Kiddo, Beatrix Kiddo, code 58. This had to be a joke, right? Then I thought about Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke, where he discusses the secret codes that stores use over their intercoms during emergency situations, to let employees know about terrorists, or spilled toxic chemicals. I got nervous, bought my shirts and left. I wonder what it was. I never found out.