Having never worked in retail and hearing the stories friends & family members come home with, I have contemplated taking a part-time job in retail sales merely for stories of my own. Jen Campbell’s Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores is a perfect example of why that thought has crossed my mind.
In Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores, Campbell recounts some of the strangest things she’s heard while working at bookstores such as:
Bookseller: OK, so with postage that brings your total to $13.05. One second and I’ll get the card machine.
Customer: No. No, absolutely not. I demand that you charge me $12.99. I will not pay for anything that starts with thirteen. You’re trying to give me bad luck. Now, change it, or I will find a bookstore that doesn’t want me to fall down a hole and die. Ok?
Campbell has also included submissions from others in the book community, such as:
Customer: This Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter book has to be the most historically accurate fiction book I’ve read.
~ Carrie Austin
Island Bookstore, Kitty Hawk, NC
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores is a quick read and sure to offer some laughs as well as make you shake your head a few times.
You can follow Jen Campbell’s blog at jen-campbell.blogspot.com.
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