"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday, Wednesday Nana Nananana


Welcome to the 17th weekly RETAIL WEDNESDAY AWARDS

Aren't you excited?!

But first... you have until TOMORROW NIGHT to enter my SIGNED book giveaway! So why haven't you already? You have nothing to lose and a BOOK to gain. Nuff said.

Say What? Award:

Customer is paying for a book. Shakes all their money out, but comes up 64 cents short. He looks at the cashier and says, "That's okay, right?"

Apparently THIS is what happened...

Vaguest Request Award:

A couple of teenagers are looking at the Sony Reader display. I ask if they need help or if they have any questions. The boy looks at me and says, "Is this that E-Reader that I saw on the commercial?"

Insensitivity Award:

A customer was looking for the books by Stieg Larsson. The first 2 are in paperback, but the 3rd was just recently released and is only in hardcover. The customer looks at it and then says to my coworker. "The guy's dead. Why don't they just put it out in paperback. It's not like he's gonna get the money."
He's dead, Jim

Book Titles That Make Me Laugh Award:

I was building a "Beer and More" endcap for Father's Day. As I was browsing through the "Wine and Spirits" section I came across the following book, which immediately made me think of Simon. Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice: The Right Drink For Every Occasion HAHA! It includes things like, the proper cocktail to have while stalking your ex, etc.

Sexist Award:

A (a female coworker) answers the phone.

Man: Yes, I'm looking for condenser microphones.

A: I'm sorry we don't carry any electronics or software.

Man: No, it's not software - a condenser microphone.

A: We don't carry electronics.

Man: You don't know what you're talking about. Can I talk to a guy please?
This is pretty much how she looked...
A: (pause, jaw drop, irritated grinding of teeth) There are no guys here right now. We don't sell any electronics.

Man: Well, where should I get one.

A: Maybe somewhere they sell electronics?

Outright Bizarre Award:

A girl comes into the store and approaches J. She holds out a book and says...

"My boyfriend stole this book. We're no longer in a relationship."
Apparently it wasn't a pleasant parting.
Do you think they broke up over the stealing of the book?
I like to :)

Oh man, it just never ceases to amaze me!
Thanks for stopping by!

Here's a little treat for the road :)


Mia said...


WHOA about the STEALING one

Altho if I was totally mad at an EX I think I'd give it back with his name on it too.

I can be mean sometimes tho :P


LOL about the SIMON book


*grabs chocolate*


*runs away*

M.R.J. Le Blanc said...

"We don't carry electronics."

"You don't know what you're talking about."

dudeWHUT?! lol Almost makes you wonder if he was even aware that he called a bookstore. What a bonehead. Great post :)

Erin said...

Ha! I love that she brought back the book he stole. And yes, hopefully she ditched him due to his thieving tendencies...

Thanks for the chocolate. I needed that!

Laura Marcella said...

OMG that first one, thinking it's okay to come up short when paying for something. If only it was that easy and stores were so lenient, LOL!

These are some real gems today!

aLmYbNeNr said...

OKay, the misogynist and the stolen book ones stood out with me this week. I LOVE retail Wednesdays! :-D

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the electronics one. :D

Amie McCracken said...

I can't believe he asked to talk to a guy. Geez. What an i-d-i-o-t! Lol. Love Retail Wednesdays.

Falen said...

i never understand why people always look for electronics or PC software at bookstores...

Talli Roland said...

Hahaha! Love these - especially the electronics one! :)

Thanks for the chocolate. Yum!

JW said...

Can I talk to a guy please?

Even if I was sexist, I don't think I'd ever have the courage to say that.

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Mia: I thought it was HILARIOUS that she RETURNED it! Oh goodness :)

@M.R.J. LeBlanc: yes, BOOKstores tend to not carry TOO many electronics, especially of the sound equipment type. People are CRAZY :D

@Erin: Your welcome! Have another piece!

@Laura: I could see maybe 5 cents or something, but almost a DOLLAR? *shakes head in amazement*

@aLmYbNeNr: Thanks for coming over! Glad you like what you find :)

@Stina: Yes, that one was so crazy.

@Amie: As if girls don't know anything about electronics. pshhttt.... It's crazy.

@Falen: I don't get it either.

@Talli: You're WELCOME! Thanks for stopping by!

@JW: Some nerve, right?

Simon C. Larter said...

Okay, I'm late, as usual, and I know I said this already on Twitter, but HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!@!!E@#!!!!

How amused am I that you saw a book on cocktails and thought of me? Very. That's how. :D

It's the little things like this that make me a happy, happy alcoholic.

(Okay, I'm probably not an alcoholic. Not yet, anyway. Come back next year and it might be a different story.)


And, er... ha! Word verification is entoxa. Er... if you had too much of that would you be entoxacated? Yes? BAHAHAA!

AchingHope said...

Okay, at first I thought it said 'Sexiest' instead of 'Sexist' and I was thinking, "um....?? How is that sexy?" And then I realized the truth and started laughing.

There were seriously some good stories here. Good stuff. Ahahaha...

VW: soutmen, men in souts.