Melinda's perfectly plucked brow raised. "I've been giving off the impression that I'm not all that bright?" she asked, her tone going a little sharp. Hmph. He was lucky she wanted to buy this stupid journal thing, or else she might throw it at him. "Don't you know that you're supposed to flatter your customers? That makes them want to come back."
She did manage to nod at his explanation, though. "Well, they seem quite popular. I suppose I'll get this one, then."