Well, we survived the ice/snowpocalypse and didn't even lose power (yet) and hopefully won't. It seems to have stopped precipitating and I really hope it doesn't start up again.
I'm the geek that doesn't want classes to be canceled. Again.
Now that I've bored you with random information, on to the awards!
My Bad Award:
A gentleman approached me and asked for help finding a book on musicians.
Me: Is there a particular book that you're looking for?
Man: Yes, I want a book that lists the top rock artists.
Me: Okay, sure. That would be back in media.
Man: But I want one that only lists the dead ones.
Man: You know, like an encyclopedia of dead rock stars. I have one that lists a bunch of different people, but I want one with more information.
Me: I don't think I've ever seen anything like that (I point to a rock encyclopedia) We have a few things like this, but I'm not familiar with anything just with dead ... ones.
Man: Well, I'll just look around and see if I can find anything.
Me: All right (to myself: WEIRDO)
Then I help some other customers and then get called up for register backup. The gentleman gets in line and happens to come to my register. Guess what he found?
Okay, so I don't know everything. But honestly, that is a WEIRD BOOK.
Phone Freak Award:
I answer the phone.
Guy: I was wondering if you had the new Wimpy Kid book.
Me: We have the one that just came out, the purple one.
Guy: No, I have that one, I want the new one.
Me: The purple one is the newest one.
Guy: Well, I want to pre-order the new one.
Me: They haven't released a title or date for the next one.
Guy: Well, can you call me when it comes out?
Me: I can't do a reserve, because it isn't in our system yet. The last one just came out about a month ago, so it will be at least six months or maybe even a year before they put out another one.
Guy: When will you know?
Me: I don't know. That's all based on the publisher. They have to tell us and I don't have any idea when that will be.
Guy: Well can you call me when you find out?
Me: I don't have any way of putting your information in for a book that isn't in our system. You can call back in a few months and see if we've heard anything.
see more Lolcats and funny picturesGuy: When should I call back? Next week?
Me: No, it'll probably be a few months before we hear anything and I don't even know if we will.
Guy: So I should call back in February?
Me: It's going to be a while before we'll know anything.
Guy: Well when will you know?
Me: I don't know when we'll know (I'm feeling rather existential)
Guy: So I can call back in February?
Me: You can call back whenever, I just don't know if we'll know anything by then.
Guy: All right, thank you.
And I'm out for the week! Thank you, thank you very much!