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Old 12-24-2008, 06:57 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by pilotbob View Post
You must have worked their quite a while ago. Didn't Steinbeck die in 1968? Was Oprah on back then?

BOb
I worked at a bookstore, too, for almost 20 years.

Many customers are often notoriously inaccurate, lazy, and dead-wrong.

Here are some true examples (except for my written responses):

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CUS: Do you have that book that was on [Cavitt, Oprah, Donahue] last night/yesterday/this morning?

ME: Sorry [lady, sir], I had to work while you sat home on your [put in the appropriate body part] and watched TV.

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CUS: Do you have that new book that just came out? I can't remember the title or author, but it had a green dust-jacket.

ME: Why you stupid silly old [choose the best word that helps relieve your tension].

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Actual bookstore comments by me to other bookstore employees. WARNING! One comment is not politically correct.

"I wish we could hire a midget to work the lower shelves. Just the lower shelves. It would easier for those of us who have bad backs."
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"It's amazing how much work we can do when there are no customers."

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"I'm thinking of arranging the books by the color of the Dust jacket."

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"Why should we keep the books in categories, when the customers don't even return the books to their proper places?"

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CUS: Why isn't this discount 20% off? 10 plus 10 is 20.

ME: No sir. You get 10% off for becoming a member. Ten percent is immediately applied to the price of the book for becoming a new member. Then another 10% is taken off that newer, lower price. It adds up to 19% discount.

CUS: So you're really lying, aren't you?

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