- Parents always amaze me. This time it was the two who parked themselves in the coffee shop at the front of the store and let their child, pacifier still in mouth, toddle back and forth dragging books from the children's department at the back of the store to the cafe at the front of the store. Yeah, I'm guessing you can figure out what the children's department (and the cafe) looked like when they left.
- The lady in nursing school who wanted a book to help her identify the different kinds of drugs. Her friend had bought her book at our store, and she wanted the same one. Does she have a title or an author? Nope. And she is rather indignant when I can't put my finger on it immediately. I finally started pulling all the books about medicines out to the front of the shelves so she can identify it by....what else? Color and how thick it is!! Now if our computer would store that information it would be so helpful!
- Three teenage boys who were incredibly bored on a Friday night and decided to play in the children's department at 10:30. I thought if I vacuumed, they'd take the hint that we were about to close. Nope. They were having too much fun with the toys. (Whoever put toys in a bookstore should be shot! I do nothing but pick up stuffed animals, Barbie sets, and farm machinery. Good times.) These three seemed to be captivated by the whiffling swords and the voice changer megaphone. I later found these things stashed among the Michael Crighton novels and the Science Fiction role playing books. Lovely.
- Angriest customer of the year? A man looking for a Do-It-Yourself Divorce book. 'Nuff said. (I wasn't about to ask questions!)
Monday, September 21, 2009
These bookstore moments are brought to you by a part-time worker with tired feet.