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?
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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
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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)