"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 22, 2011

Retail Wednesday Time Once Again

Guess what!? I actually worked this week!

Guess what that means?! I actually have some good stories!

so without further ado... I give you


Phone Freak Award:

I answered the phone.
Guy: I was wondering if you could tell me if you had a few books?
Me: Sure. What books?
Guy: No Exit and Other Plays by Sartre
Me: (looks it up) Yes, we should have that one. I'd have to double check the shelves, but why don't you tell me the other ones so I can look for them all at once.
Guy: Okay, how about Critique of Pure Reason by Kant?
Me: Sorry. That would have to be ordered.
Guy: What about The Republic by Plato
Me: Is there a particular translation you need?
Guy: What?
Me: If you need it for a class some teachers require specific editions.
Guy: (hurriedly) oh, no. Never mind.
Me: We should have a couple of different ones.
Guy: (ignoring me) What about Discourse on Method by Descartes?
Me: We should have it.
Guy: Okay thanks.
Me: (stopping him as he's about to hang up) Don't you want me to check and see if we actually have them?
Guy: (hurriedly) That's okay. Bye.

Was he just taking a poll?
Funny Pictures - Philosophy Sloth
Or perhaps it was simply a philosophical exercise

Private Amusement Award:

I was walking through our teen shop when I saw a guy in his early 20s browsing in the graphic novel section. He had that look of someone trying to find something specific, so I asked if he needed help finding anything.
He kind of hesitated and then grinned a little sheepishly, almost blushing.
At this point I got a little nervous. What was he looking for that would embarrass him like that?
He leaned in toward me and almost whispered, "Do you have Halo books?"
I almost laughed. But I didn't. Give me a little professional credit. "Sure!" I said brightly. "They're back in sci-fi/fantasy." I led him toward the section and showed him where they were and walked away, biting the insides of my cheeks to keep from smiling too broadly until I was well away. I felt like saying, look, you're talking to someone who mainly reads YA and middle grade novels. I don't think you need to be embarrassed about reading books based on a video game.
Funny Pictures - Cat Gif

Cutie Patootie Award:

I was on the register and a mother came up with her 3 or 4 year old son. He handed me this giant dinosaur book from our bargain section.
"Oh, do you like dinosaurs?" I asked him. He smiled up at me and nodded his head vigorously.
funny pictures of cats with captions
His mom smiled and said, "Tell her what you want to be when you grow up."
He got this really intense look of concentration on his face and said, "I want to be a pa-wee-un-tologist."
I about died from the cute :D
cute baby animals - Interspecies Love: Fluffy Like They Were My Own
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Oh my werd, like this. SO. CUTE.
And that's it for today!
(p.s. pardon all the LOLcats today. Blogger wouldn't let me upload any other pictures. *grrr* Not that I don't always have a hefty dose of them anyways :D)


Elizabeth Ann said...

Where's the like button?? :)

Tempo said...

Nice thoughts and amusing anecdotes. Big smile!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

it's weird that blogger wouldn't allow you to upload pics but did allow LOLCats. What's up with that?

Jessica said...

I am glad I found this today...it was rough in the store...very very rough! Will have to share with you when I see you next...I think Monday!

Alan Andrews said...

Should have asked the guy over the phone, "why are you in such a hurry to get off the phone? Is your refrigerator running? WELL, THEN YOU'D BETTER GO CATCH IT!!!"

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1) what you get when you fall on your bum (a sore end).
2) an impasse of conjunctions