Years and years ago, I went to a furniture store to buy a bookcase, but they had none. The sales rep however was determined to make a sale. She steered me to an entertainment center that had space to hold a large screen TV, and that was it.
"I have a lot of books I need storage for."
Oh, that was easy, she assured me. All I had to do was pile them in the TV spot, right on top of each other. I could probably jam about 30 paperbacks in there!
"What if I want to read a book on the bottom of the pile?"
This obviously threw her for a loop, and she asked me a question that has haunted me to this day: "You read your books?"
No, lady, I eat them! Great source of fiber. (Well, I didn't say the last, but I wanted to).