Thursday, January 14, 2010

Oh the holy grail of cheap

This is a woman doing a survey for a local group on the phone:

Non-Customer: You know I always come to all your free children's events. I bring the kids for the free cookies and hot chocolate and the books you give away and stuff.

Me: Oh yeah? That's nice. I'm glad you enjoy our events.

Non-Customer: Oh yeah, they really like the story times.

Me: That's great.

Non-Customer: I never buy anything from you guys though. I buy everything at W**Mart. It's Cheap. They don't have very many books though and they don't have events or nothing. Not like you guys.

Me: Uhuh

....But they're Cheap.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Save me please from the "cheap at all cost"people.
Did anyone else see the movie Wall-E?

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Customer brings a children's book up to the front.

Customer: This book was in that pile back there.
Me: Yes?
Customer: It's upside down.
Me: Oh? Okay, may I look at it?

I take it and look at it - sure enough the cover has been attached upside down to the pages.

Me: Yeap, it sure is upside down. I'm sure they're not all like that, would you like me to get another one for you?

In the meantime they've picked the book back up

Customer: Well, why is it upside down?
Me: I'm not sure. Stuff like that happens sometimes.
Customer: Well that's no good.

She starts to walk away with the book.

Me: Oh, may I have that back please?
Customer: I was going to but it back.
Me: I don't want to put it back in the pile.
Customer: Why not? That's where it was.
Me: Yes, but it's printed wrong. We don't want to just put it back out on the floor.
Customer: Why not?
Me: Well, did you want this one?
Customer: No. I was going to get another one that's not upside down.
Me: Precisely.
Customer: I don't get it.
Me: Umm... there's something wrong with the book, we're not going to put it back out there for sale knowing there's something wrong with it.

Clueless. Just Clueless.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Give me strength....

Customer: Does this book come with a cd?
Me: Yes it does. It has a copy of the audio book included in each hardcover.
Customer: *RUDE* Pft.. But does it have the movie?
Me: Umm no, just the audio book and the book itself.
Customer: Okay I want to look at it anyway.
Me: Sure. Here you are.
Customer: The cd's in the Front.
Me: Yes?
Customer: It's suppose to be in the back.
Me: Umm.. it's in the front in this case. They're all like that with this book.
Customer: Well they should be in the back. All the ones I'VE ever seen are in the BACK.
Me: Sometimes they're in the front and sometimes they're in the back... there's no wrong place to have the bonus cd.....
Customer: Well. I think they should be in the back so I don't want it.

Maybe I was a bad person in a past life?