Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fun Story From the Land of Retail

Some of you folks out there know I work in a bookstore...one of the big two lets say...and yesterday I heard a story that was so funny I just had to pass on.

A customer came into our store to pick up a book about Sigmund Freud. Everyone knows who Freud is right? I mean how could you not know? Apparently the customer had been at the other major two bookstore in town asking for the same book earlier and no one knew who Freud was...not even the store manager. YIKES! Of course the topper is after a few minutes one of the employees in that store came rushing up and said ..."oh he's the dude with the tiger right"...Yes he had confused psychiatrist Sigmund Freud with Las Vegas sideshow act Siegfried & Roy.

I think George W. Bush summed it up best when he said..."Rarely is the question asked: is our children learning?"...the answer is nope.

7 comments:

Randal Graves said...

And that is why I have zero faith in the future of this nation. That's the problem when one works with books, we see this first hand. At least now I have a good excuse to drink!

Mob said...

I'm going to go and weep for society now.

Swinebread said...

We are doomed...


oh Sorry we is doomed

Becca said...

Randal-
Oh have you been a retail book slave too? It is rather depressing when you hear some of the things people have to say about reading.

Just the other night there were these high school aged kids in the store who upon answering their annoying cell phone were ashamed to admit they were in a bookstore on a Friday night. That's kind of sad.

Mob-
I'll bring the kleenex.

Swinebread-
LOL! You should write an English to Bush translation dictionary.

Randal Graves said...

Naw, I'm Bibliothèque Man, and what's frightening is that this book aversion cuts across all lines: gender, age, color, human or extraterrestrial.

Becca said...

Ahhh library (right?)...I'm sure there are all sorts of fun library stories that I couldn't even imagine up. But your right it's scary to read the actual stats on who is reading these days and how very little they do.

Sigh...

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