Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Be Nice Or Leave.

Co-worker: Good Morning
Customer: Hi there... the usual girl not in today?
Co-worker: ummm no, just me.
Customer picks up The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
Customer: Do you have this in paperback?
Co-worker: No, it's not out yet.
Customer: Yes it is. I saw it at Wal-Mart
Co-worker: Mmmm, I'm pretty sure it's not out until September.
Customer: Do even you know how to work that thing? (gesturing toward the computer)
Co-worker: Yes I do.

What I would have liked to say to this guy:
Unless Wal-Mart printed their own bootlegged copies you didn't see it there in paperback. Perhaps you were in another country? On crack? Or Magic Mushrooms? Also, please tell me where you work so I can go there and act like a jerk and question whether you know how to do your job....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Public Service Announcement?

I was informed by a member of our staff today:

If we can hear your car stereo from INSIDE the store when you're driving by you're not cool. We just think you're REALLY compensating for something....

She's one of those young pretty types that you boys with the loud cars are trying to impress as you cruise by... Just say'n.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Only 3 years later....

An apropos time to re-feature a post that generated a ton of traffic at the time.
By the way - It's really and truly coming tomorrow. As promised.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

You'd think the author would know

Customer: Do you have A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin?
Me: No. I'm afraid it's still not out yet.
Customer: Yes it is. It came out last week.
Me: I know a lot of places had last week's date out there but it's not out yet. It's not even done being written yet.
Customer: You don't know what you're talking about. It's out.
Me: I was just on his website because I'm kind of a fan and I'm waiting for it too and he said he's still not done.
Customer: It's out. I know it is.
Me: Okay, well you go look for it someplace else then. We don't have it. Although, we will, as soon as it's actually out.

I'm getting a bruise on my forehead again. Why do people think that we would lie to them about something like this? Oh and I guess the author was either lying or doesn't know his own book is done. Uh Huh.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Another reason we're not the library

All the stores in our downtown, like every other downtown I've ever been to, have apartments above the main floor stores. Once in a while you can hear something from them, vacuuming and things that get dropped are the most common. It's by no stretch loud however.

Customer: What's that sound?
Me: It sounds like one of the people in the apartments upstairs are vacuuming.
Customer:Oh, can you ask them to stop?
Me: Um... not really.
Customer: Well it's bothering me.
Me: I'm sorry about that. There really isn't anything I can do about it. I imagine that they'll be done in a couple of minutes though.
Customer: Well, they really should know better than to make noise when you're open. You're a BOOKSTORE you know.

Whoa Nelly. I'm sure glad I never lived in the apartment above this guy. At least he knows what we sell though!