Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How to Annoy Book Store Employees

Funny find by EW's The Shelf Life - workers from a recently closed Borders left a manifesto on book buyer behavior that irked the heck out of them.

I never worked in retail, but remember how quickly the list of annoying offenses by people dining out in the North End of Boston grew back when I was a waitress.

A few high(low?)lights:

  • -Nicholas Sparks is not a good writer … if you like him, fine, but facts are facts.
  • -We greatly dislike the phrase “Quick question.” It’s never true. And everyone seems to have one.
  • - Your summer reading list was our summer reading NIGHTMARE. Also, it’s called summer reading, not three days before school starts reading.
  • - Most of the time when you returned books you read them already — and we were onto you.
  • - “I was just here last week and saw this book there” meant nothing to us. The store changed once a week.

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